Messer Pond Water Safety 

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

 

 

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE BOATER'S GUIDE

BEFORE BOATING IN NH

 

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

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

    • A person 16 years of age or older only if he or she has obtained a Safe Boater Education Certificate
    • 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 following operations are illegal:
    • Unsafe Passage - Operating a vessel at greater than "headway speed" if within 150 feet of:
      • SWIMMERS
      • Other vessels
      • Rafts or floats
      • Permitted swimming areas
      • Docks or mooring fields
      • The shoreline

"Headway Speed" means the SLOWEST SPEED that a boat can be operated and maintain steerage way.

  • Ski Craft operation is prohibited on any pond or lake less than 75 acres in area.

    • Ski Craft are not allowed on Messer Pond, which is only 67 acres.

Marine Patrol Headquarters, Division of State Police

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


Website: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/fob/marine-patrol/index.html

 

Boater Education: http://www.boat-ed.com/newhampshire/

 

H O M E

Messer Pond Protective Association
PO Box 103
New London, NH 03257
mppa@messerpond.org

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