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What is a control buoy?

  • control buoy is a buoy that marks an area where boating is restricted.
  • It's coloured white, with an orange, open-faced circle on two opposite sides and two horizontal orange bands, one above and one below the circles
  • a black figure or symbol within the orange circles shows what the restriction is (speed limits, wash restrictions, etc.)
  • if it carries a light is shall be yellow and flash once every 4 seconds.

Control buoy

To learn more about the different buoys and beacons that can be found on the waters in Canada.

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