Irondequoit, N.Y. - The debut of the new Irondequoit boating laws made for a quiet weekend on the lake.
The laws went into full effect on Saturday. Under the new laws, boaters must stay 300 feet off-shore along a half mile stretch from the bay outlet westward.
The rule was proposed after homeowners complained that boaters were trespassing on their private beaches and partying just off-shore. After the passage of the law, an intense debate ensued between Irondequoit boaters and residents.
However, the Sheriff's office patrolling the shoreline found everyone following the laws and having fun. Many families moved their boats to Durand Beach in order to respect the new law, for safety reasons and to have a good time.
Markers will be placed in the water so that boaters will know when they are 300 feet past the shore. Boaters have been uncertain of the exact location of the 300 foot mark.