Aids to navigation, commonly called channel markers, and uniform waterway markers are in place throughout the waters of Lee County for boating safety purposes and to protect natural resources, such as seagrass, from accidental damage.​​

Boaters need to keep a sharp lookout at all times and learn to recognize waterway markers and understand what they mean. In addition, use of polarized sunglasses can help boaters see shallow areas and manatees so that they can slow down and avoid a collision.

If you are new to boating, or don't understand the meaning of waterway markers, you should consider taking advantage of one of the excellent safe boating classes offered locally or online. Find out more.

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