I found this interesting article in the Virginia DGIF Outdoor Report for September. It's a good reminder that, even in a kayak or canoe, you need proper lighting for night operations...it's the law! Night Vision Gear Aids in Arrest... Officers Frank Gough and Wes Billings were conducting a late night boat patrol on Claytor Lake in August. There were two fishing tournaments taking place and boat traffic was busier than usual. Night vision equipment was being utilized during the patrol to locate boaters violating light requirements. With the aid of the night vision equipment, Officer Billings located two kayaks that were not displaying the required lights 150 yards from the shoreline. He also observed a bass boat quickly approaching the kayaks. At the last second the bass boat swerved to avoid a collision with the kayaks. The officers approached the kayaks, which were occupied by two young males, and loaded the kayaks and the operators into the patrol boat and transported them to the state boat ramp. Summonses were issued for failure to display proper lights, underage possession of alcohol and purchasing alcohol for an underage person.