As the days count down to Memorial Day, boaters are getting ready! But for those on Oneida Lake, they may notice new white buoys.
“They’re pin buoys, they look the same as buoys that mark off shallow waters on the lake,” said Michael Gunter, Boat Deal.
But they’re not marking shallow water– they’re marking a sewer line that stretches across the lake, blocking off part of Big Bay.
The town of West Monroe Supervisor tells the Your Stories team that the buoys are there to warn boaters they shouldn’t drop their anchors, not that they can’t cross the line.
But business owners want to make sure boaters know.
“We’re getting a lot of customers thinking the bay is blocked off to boating, they think it’s a restricted area, a shallow area, we’re getting numerous people asking, even people who have been on the lake for a long time, who still think they can’t go in there,” said Gunter.
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