Lawmakers seek to allow swimming at car-top boat launches
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Several area lawmakers are backing legislation to allow swimming at some boat launches in the name of promoting public access to water. However, the Fish and Game Department has long maintained that swimming near a boat launch is a safety concern.
The issue came to ahead last summer when Ossipee resident Jessica Williams launched a campaign against the Fish and Game’s no swimming rule after she got into a debate about it with a conservation officer at Conner Pond. Their exchange became fodder for the season finale of the reality television show Northwoods Law last year.