Port of Green Bay boating rules for July 4

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Green Bay, Wis.(WFRV)- Recreational boaters plan ahead! On Saturday, July 4, 2015, City of Green Bay lift bridges have lift restrictions for pleasure craft between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

The Port of Green Bay is officially closed to ALL water craft (freighters and pleasure craft) between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
However, Bridge Tenders are authorized to use their discretion to open lift bridges on July 4th as follows:
Mason Street Bridge – may open all day dependent on traffic and pedestrian conditions
Walnut Street Bridge – may open all day dependent on traffic and pedestrian conditions
Main Street Bridge – 1. Midnight (12:00 a.m.) until 9:00 a.m. – will open for all water craft 2. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – will not open for pleasure craft 3. 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – will not open for any water craft 4. 11:00 p.m. to midnight (12:00 a.m.) – will open for all water craft Fox River –

Walnut Street Bridge to Main Street Bridge
1. Waterboard Warrior Ski Show from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Docking at City Deck during this time is not allowed.
2. Reminder – No boats are allowed to dock overnight at City Deck.

Also, because of the Water Board Warrior Ski Show, docking adjacent to City Deck will be restricted on July 4th until 4:30 p.m. Docking at City Deck will be allowed from 4:30 p.m. to midnight (12:00 a.m.). Again, no overnight docking.

The City realizes that the July 4th holiday brings many boats out on local waters. These restrictions are established for the safety of the “Festival Foods Fire over the Fox” event. The City thanks boaters for their understanding of this issue. Please circulate this information so the boating public can plan their river trips accordingly.

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