What Boaters Should Do When Using Locks
When using locks, boaters should:
- Have fenders and at least 100 feet of rope to use in securing your boat inside the lock.
- Always wear a PFD when in a locking area. Make sure your boat fenders are in place and your engine is shut off.
- Follow the lock attendant's instructions and proceed slowly.
- Avoid passing another boat when inside the lock, unless directed to do so by the lock attendant.
- Wait for the lock attendant's signal to exit the lock.