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08.18.24.01

.01 Severn River Proper — Speed Limits; Prohibited Zone.

A. The Severn River proper areas, with their corresponding speed limits, are set forth below:

(1) The area inside of a line running 145° True from the corner of the Naval Academy seawall near Triton Light at or near Lat. 38°58'53"N., Long. 76°28'35"W., to the Coast Guard shoal beacon off Horn Point (HP beacon) at or near Lat. 38°58'24"N., Long. 76°28'10"W., then running 180° True to the outer channel marker for Back Creek at or near Lat. 38°57'56"N., Long. 76°28'10"W., then running 302° True to the northeasterly end of the jetty at Chinks Point at or near Lat. 38°58'03"N., Long. 76°28'24"W., then running 349° True to Horn Point at or near Lat. 38°58'21"N., Long 76°28'27"W., then running 349° True to the corner of the Naval Academy seawall near Triton Point at or near Lat. 38°58'53"N., Long. 76°28'35"W., at the point of beginning, shall have a:

(a) 6-knot speed limit at all times during the boating season from April 15 to October 15; and

(b) 20-knot speed limit at night (sunset to sunrise) and 35-knot speed limit during the day, at all times during the remainder of the year.

(2) Except as otherwise restricted, the area of the Severn River north and west of a line running 231° True from Greenbury Point at or near Lat. 38°58'28"N., Long. 76°27'18"W., running 231° True to the outer channel marker for Back Creek at or near Lat. 38°57'56"N., Long. 76°28'10"W., then running 302° True to the northeasterly end of the jetty at Chinks Point at or near Lat. 38°58'03"N., Long. 76°28'24"W., then running 349° True to Horn Point at or near Lat. 38°58'21"N., Long. 76°28'27"W., then running 349° True to the corner of the Naval Academy seawall near Triton Light at or near Lat. 38°58'53"N., Long. 76°28'35"W., shall have a speed limit of 20 knots at night (sunset to sunrise) and 35 knots during the day at all times.

(3) The area from a line beginning at a point Lat. 38°58'52.61"N., Long. 76°28'35.69"W. (Triton Point), and running 040° True to the opposite shore at the U.S. Naval Marine Research Lab to 50 yards downriver from the old Severn River Bridge, the speed limits shall be:

(a) 35 knots (40.25 MPH), sunrise to sunset (daylight), all year;

(b) 20 knots (23 MPH), sunset to sunrise (nights), all year.

(4) The area from 50 yards upriver from the old Severn River Bridge to a line beginning at a point Lat. 39°04'06"N., Long. 76°34'32"W. (Severn Narrows), and running 346° True to the opposite shore, Lat. 39°04'18.60"N., Long. 76°34'36.05"W., including the areas known as Round Bay and Little Round Bay, the speed limits shall be:

(a) 20 knots (23 MPH), sunset to sunrise (nights), all year;

(b) 35 knots (40.25 MPH), sunrise to sunset (daylight), all year.

(5) Severn Narrows, in the area beginning at a line, from a point Lat. 39°04'06"N., Long. 76°34'32"W., and running 346° True to the opposite shore, Lat 39°04'18.60"N., Long. 76°34'36.05"W., upriver to a line beginning at a point, Lat. 39°04'26.20"N., Long. 76°35'17.88"W., and running 227° True to the opposite shore, the speed limits shall be:

(a) 6 knots (6.9 MPH), Saturdays, Sundays, and State holidays, all year;

(b) 20 knots (23 MPH), weekdays, sunset to sunrise (nights), all year;

(c) 35 knots (40.25 MPH), weekdays, sunrise to sunset (daylight), all year.

(6) The area of the Severn River between Severn Narrows and Indian Landing, beginning at a point Lat. 39°04'26.20"N., Long. 76°35'17.88"W., a line running 227° True to the opposite shore, and running upriver to a line beginning at Lat. 39°04'40"N. Long. 76°36'27"W., and running 013° True to the opposite shore, the speed limits shall be:

(a) 20 knots (23 MPH), sunset to sunrise (nights), all year;

(b) 35 knots (40.25 MPH), sunrise to sunset (daylight), all year.

(7) The area of the Severn River, above Indian Landing, and below Severn Run, beginning at a point Lat. 39°04'40"N., Long. 76°36'27"W., a line running 013° True to the opposite shore, Lat. 39°04'51.69"N., Long. 76°36'23.54"W., and running upriver to a line beginning at a point Lat. 39°04'37.88"N., Long. 76°36'53.78"W., running 180° True to the opposite shore, Lat. 39°04'31.38"N., Long. 76°36'53.78"W., the speed limits shall be:

(a) 6 knots (6.9 MPH), Saturdays, Sundays, and State holidays, all year;

(b) 20 knots (23 MPH), weekdays, sunset to sunrise (nights), all year;

(c) 35 knots (40.25 MPH), weekdays, sunrise to sunset (daylight), all year.

(8) Severn Run, in the area beginning at a point Lat. 39°04'37.88"N., Long. 76°36'53.78"W., a line running 180° True to the opposite shore, Lat. 39°04'31.38"N., Long. 76°36'53.78"W., and running to the head of the river, shall be a minimum wake zone, all year.

B. Prohibited Zone for Motorized Vessels. Motorized vessels are prohibited within 50 yards of the Old Severn River Bridge Fishing Pier at Jonas Green Park, unless permission has been obtained from the Park Supervisor.

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