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All vessels of every description, in use from sunset to sunrise, shall display lights as specified. No other lights may be used, except a spotlight for difficult navigation.

Every white light prescribed shall be visible at a distance of at least two miles. Every colored light prescribed shall be visible at a distance of at least one mile, showing green to starboard and red to port and screened to show from dead ahead to 22.5 degrees rearward on the respective side.

boat lights             boat lights

All sailboats, when mechanically powered, shall display the lights required for that class of mechanically powered boat.

All motorboats and sailboats shall carry a lantern or flashlight for emergencies.

All vessels while at anchor shall display the 360ΓΈ white light except while anchored in a docking or anchorage area.

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