PHOTO GALLERY: Thousands of boaters gather for annual Jobbie Nooner party on Gull Island

GULL ISLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Macomb County Sheriff is telling boaters to have a good, but safe time at today's annual Jobbie Nooner.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2013 Jobbie Nooner celebration

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However, Anthony Wickersham also says his deputies are on patrol on the water looking for violations of the law.

In addition to officers from the Macomb County Sheriff's Department, officers from the St. Clair County Marine Patrol Unit, the Border Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard are on the water to make sure things don't get out of hand.

Among the things Wickersham says they will be focusing on is making sure boaters are not operating their vessels while intoxicated.

Thousands of people are expected to attend Jobbie Nooner, docking off Gull Island in what has become known as the "Mardi Gras of the Midwest."

The event has also become a way for many to officially kick off summer.

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