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S 42. Searchlights; unlawful to flash. Any licensed master, pilot, joint pilot and engineer or operator, who shall flash or cause to be flashed, the rays of a searchlight into the pilot house or into the eyes of the master, pilot, or operator of an approaching vessel shall be liable to have his license revoked. Any person committing such act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as set forth in section seventy-three-b of this article. Searchlights shall not be known as navigating lights. S 42-A. Tow-chains. Any person, for a fee, who operates a boat or vessel, and who pilots, offers to pilot, tows or offers to tow any other boat or vessel, must remove completely from the water any rope or chain or other tool or device used to connect the boats or vessels for the purposes of towing, while such rope or chain or other tool or device is not being used to tow another boat or vessel. Violation of this section is a violation, punishable by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars and not more than one thousand dollars. Top of Page
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