Navigation and Marine Unit
The Sheriff's Office maintains Marine Units on two bodies of water during the summer boating season using two vessels. The Allegany Reservoir, which is the site of the county-owned Onoville Marina, is a very popular summer recreation area. This lake borders the Allegany State Park, Allegany Indian Reservation, and crosses over the state line into Pennsylvania. A second marine unit is deployed on Lime Lake in the Town of Machias. This small lake is very popular and is extremely busy with all sorts of water related activities. Deputies on Marine Patrol conduct safety inspections, enforce the navigation laws, assist stranded boaters, and investigate boating accidents. They also assist with search activities and rescue operations as needed.