PWC still welcome on Keoka Lake, Maine

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The town of Waterford, Maine, has voted against a proposal that would have recommended to the state Legislature that personal watercraft be prohibited on Keoka Lake.

The state does not permit localities to enact bans without the approval of the Legislature; hence the necessary first step was thwarted, according to the Personal Watercraft Industry Association. The March 6 vote means PWC operators are assured continued access to the lake this season.

“Personal watercraft have a rightful place in public bodies of water where other forms of motorized boating is permitted,” Christian Gullott, manager of state affairs for PWIA, said in a statement.