Coast Guard to break ice in St. Mary's River

Mar 20, 2017

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   The U.S. Coast Guard continues ice-breaking activities this week, in anticipation of the opening of the Soo Locks on Saturday. 

Wednesday morning a cutter will conduct spring breakout operations on the St. Mary’s River near Pipe and Drummond Islands.  It will open the Pipe Island Passage and circumnavigate Drummond Island along the International Boundary Line into the North Channel.

The Coast Guard is reminding recreational ice users to plan their activities carefully, use caution on the ice, and stay away from shipping channels that are being groomed for the opening of the shipping season.