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Day beacons are signs that are permanently attached to structures, such as posts, in the water. They usually are not lighted but are made of retroreflective and/or fluorescent material.

Starboard Hand Day Beacon

Starboard hand day beacons are triangular. They have a red triangle in the centre of a white background and a red border. Keep them on your starboard (right) side when travelling upstream.

Starboard hand day beacon

Port Hand Day Beacon

Port hand day beacons are square. They have a black or green square in the centre of a white background and a green border. Keep them on your port (left) side when travelling upstream.

Port hand day beacon