Messer Pond Water Safety


In an Emergency Situation call the State Marine Patrol  at (603) 293-2037 or (877) 642-9700


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The following is excerpted from the Boater's Guide


It's the Law: Before Going Out on Your Vessel

Who May Operate a Vessel:


~ A vessel powered by more than 25 horsepower (other than a ski craft) may be operated by:

~ A person under 16 years of age only if he or she is accompanied by a person 18 years old or older who has a valid Safe Boater Education Certificate. The accompanying person is responsible for any injury or damage caused during operation of the vessel.

~ A person 16 years of age or older only if he or she has obtained a Safe Boater Education Certificate (see handbook.)

A Safe Boater Education Certificate:

~ May be obtained only by persons 16 years old or older.

~ Must be awarded by a boating safety course or equivalency exam approved by the New Hampshire Marine Patrol or a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators approved course from another state.

~ Must be carried onboard.

Note: Ski Craft are not allowed on Messer Pond.  "Operation of a ski craft is prohibited on any pond or lake less than 75 acres in area."  Messer Pond is only 67 acres.

Marine Patrol Headquarters, Division of State Police

31 Dock Road
Gilford, NH 03249
(603) 293-2037
Toll-free: 877-642-9700



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Messer Pond Protective Association

P.O. Box 103

New London, NH 03257


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