2015 New York Safe Boating - 48
RULES OF THE ROAD
This optional display may not be done in conjunction with a
combined lantern. Sail boats less than 7 meters (23ft.) when
not practicable to display side lights and a stern light shall
have ready at hand a flashlight or lantern, showing a white
light, which shall be exhibited in sufficient time to prevent
Manually propelled boats
may display side lights
and a stern light or carry
ready at hand a flashlight
or lantern, showing a
white light, which shall be
exhibited in sufficient time
to prevent collision.
A seaplane's lights should be the same as the lights of a
power boat of the same size, and as closely similar in position
Boats less than 50 meters (164ft.), when at anchor are
required to show an all-round white light where it can best
be seen at night or in times of restricted visibility. Boats
less than 7 meters (23 ft.), when at anchor, not in or near a
narrow channel, fairway, anchorage, or where other vessels
normally navigate are not required to display an anchor light.
A yellow light is used for many purposes:
When a boat is pushing a barge, the white stern light is
replaced by two yellow lights.
On a towed barge or boat the lights that will be shown
are the red and green side lights and the white stern
A barge that is being pushed will show the red and
green side lights, the white stern light (if pushed
alongside), and a special flashing yellow light at a rate of
50 to 70 flashes a minute on the bow.
A boat that is towing a barge or another vessel will have
a yellow light on it's stern above the white stern light.