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Figure 3: Navigation lights on unpowered vessels (left: couple on sailboat; right: person in kayak)

Manually powered vessels are boats that are paddled, poled, or rowed.

  • If less than 23.0 feet long, these vessels should exhibit a white light visible for 360° around the horizon and visible from a distance of at least one mile away if operating on:
    • Natural lakes
    • Corps of Engineers impoundments
    • Border rivers
    • Impoundments on inland rivers
  • If this light is partially obscured due to the nature of the vessel, an additional white light must be on hand to be shown in sufficient time to prevent a collision.

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