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Letters to the Editor

Rowing club requests

To the Editor:

We’re all looking forward to enjoying Crystal Lake in our own way, whether it be swimming, boating, fishing, rowing or other activities.

It also means that all of these diverse activities need to safely coexist.

A few “close calls” have occurred that compelled us to write this letter to clarify a few things, and to make some simple requests.

It’s difficult for us to see fishing lines and boats or people that are directly in line with the sun. It’s also hard for us to predict where a trolling boat will be the next time we look over our shoulders. Swimmers are particularly difficult for us to see; bright swim caps help, but we still cannot often see swimmers until they’re close and possibly at risk of injury from our oars. The risk is especially high when they swim outside the buoy line.

It’s not our intent to conflict with anyone, and we have simple requests: 1.) Please swim inside the buoys (we will stay outside of the buoy line) or, if that is not possible, please make yourselves as obvious as possible with bright caps or other means; 2.) If you see a rowing shell approaching you and you aren’t sure we’ve seen you, please give a friendly yell before we get too close. Our boats are fast, but they don’t turn readily.

We look forward to sharing the lake with everyone.

Please contact us at info@crystallakerowing.org if you have questions or suggestions.

Kim May

Crystal Lake Rowing Club

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