Posted: Saturday, May 24th 2014 at 10:12am
More solar lights added to Lanier to assist with nighttime navigation
Lake Lanier Association volunteers install a solar light on a hazard marker on Lake Lanier. Pictured are Rich York, Bill Tannahill, and Terry Lucas (Photo from Lake Lanier Association)
GAINESVILLE – Boaters using the southern part of Lake Lanier this holiday weekend will find new aids to help them with their nighttime navigation.
The Lake Lanier Association has installed an additional 20 solar-powered lights on existing hazard markers in that part of the lake.
These lights are in addition to the 20 installed last year. Current areas that have lighted hazard markers include Bald Ridge Creek, Two Mile Creek, and Young Deer Creek. Tom Child of Marine Specialties provided crews and barge equipment for the installation of the materials. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 29, is helping by handling the monthly monitoring of the lights to ensure all lights remain functional.
This portion of the lake safety program has been made possible through donations from Forsyth County and the Lake Lanier Association membership. The Association plans to continue expanding the program to additional areas of Lanier as funding becomes available.
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