There are rocks in Kahshe Lake - who knew? Well, it turns out many of us know from experience, which is why the KLRA has been progressively marking them. Since Kahshe Lake is not considered as "navigable waters" by our federal government, we are left on our own to provide navigation markers.
The 2012 Rock Marker Renewal Initiative was aimed at improving current markers and extending the scope of marking. A very successful fundraising campaign indicated how important this initiative was to the Kahshe community.
Samples of the planned buoys are shown below.
The column buoy is 10 inches in diameter and stands 39 inches above the water, providing much improved visibility. Labels are optional and can be chosen based on the needs of the hazard and area being marked. High-visibility solar lighting can be affixed to the top of the column. These buoys are shown as green diamonds on the map below. One of these buoys is now installed between Erin Island and Chief Island (RM12 on the maps).
The 18-inch round buoy will be used to mark hazards near commonly-travelled channels. They are shown on the map as orange circles.
Lighthouses will also be used in a few locations. They are shown on the map as red squares.
The map below shows the 2013 plan for upgraded markers. To see the map larger, open it in another tab in your browser.
¯ KLRA Rock Marker (Tower buoy, lighted)
KLRA Rock Marker (Spherical buoy. 18 inch.)
¨ KLRA Rock Marker (Lighthouse)
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You can also access an interactive Google Maps version here.