“The Coast Guard advises practicing safe boating as cooling weather and sea conditions in the fall season pose many challenges and dangers for boaters in the Northeast.
”The greatest defense against the seasonal changes is to prepare for them, be familiar with the waters you operate in and make boating safety a life practice.
”From September to late November, water temperatures can drop nearly 30 degrees Fahrenheit and air temperature cools significantly. These changing conditions increase the danger of hypothermia for all boaters and paddlers.”
Source: Coast Guard News