No-Wake Zone Created in N.Y.-Vt. Lake Bridge Area

Fri September 10, 2010 - Northeast Edition

ADDISON, Vt. (AP) The Coast Guard has established a no-wake zone for boats traveling through a section of Lake Champlain where a new bridge will be built.

Boats have been banned from the area between Addison, Vt., and Crown Point, N.Y., since the old bridge, which was deemed unsafe, was demolished in December. Now that the debris has been removed, the Coast Guard will allow boaters to travel through at a slow speed.

The no-wake zone is intended to keep the area safe while heavy equipment is used and divers survey the area in preparation for the new bridge construction. Red and green lighted buoys also have been added to mark the channel and signs and lights warn about the four remaining concrete piers from the old bridge.