RIAC – Transit Speeds Near Fleets

Towing vessel and passenger vessel operators:

Please remind your captains to be mindful and considerate of their speeds, particularly when passing near fleets and docks and especially during this low water event. There have been a few occurrences where fleets have broken or nearly broken away due to their wake / bank suction event caused by fast-passing vessels. There was also an incent where a fast passing vessel casued several private boat docks to be broken free of their moorings. Luckily nothing major has occurred but things could have easily gone bad.

Please transit these areas with caution.


Casey M. Herschler
Canton Marine Towing Company
Cell: 217.257.1749