The Oregon State Marine Board recently reports:
"Boaters will see a new sign at the north end of the Holgate Channel slow-no-wake zone. The sign was placed with help from Ross Island Sand & Gravel near the mouth of Ross Island Lagoon, and states clearly that the Holgate Channel south of the sign is indeed a slow-no-wake zone. A similar floating sign was placed last year on the south end of the channel near the Portland Yacht Club, but was relocated in early August to be more visible. The floating signs cost nearly $5000 each to fabricate and placement of the southern sign required hiring a contractor to lift and move the large anchor.
"The two large signs that are mounted on posts at the Ross Island Lagoon mouth will be updated this winter to more clearly designate the lagoon as a slow-no-wake zone. The current signs were designed to provide information on regulations in Holgate Channel and the Lagoon, but people have complained that they are hard to read and easily missed. With the addition of the floating signs, these fixed signs can be more specific just to the lagoon.
"In addition, the Marine Board in July designated an additional $10,000 to Multnomah County Sheriffs Marine Program for enforcement activities at Ross Island and the bridge construction zone for the coming year."