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Vessels operating on New Hampshire waters must observe these rules when encountering spar buoys.

New Hampshire Buoy-Black

All Black: This buoy marks one side of a well-defined channel. Go between it and its companion “all red” spar buoy.

New Hampshire Buoy-Red

All Red: This buoy marks one side of a well-defined channel. Go between it and its companion “all black” spar buoy.

New Hampshire Buoy-White With Black Top

White With Black Top: If heading east or west, go north of this buoy. If heading north or south, go east of this buoy.

New Hampshire Buoy-White With Red Top

White With Red Top: If heading east or west, go south of this buoy. If heading north or south, go west of this buoy.