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All manually powered vessels should (does not include sailboats):

  • Exhibit the same lights as required for unpowered vessels less than 65 feet in length, or
  • If navigation lights are not practical, have on hand at least one lantern or flashlight shining a white light to display in time to prevent a collision (Figure 3).
Fig. 3: Navigation lights on unpowered vessels

To prevent a collision, vessel operators should never leave shore without a flashlight. Even if you plan to return before dark, unforeseen developments might delay your return past nightfall.