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Ice breaking to commence on St. Marys River

Monday, February 24, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff
NEWS RELEASE
 
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
 
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St. Marys River ice breaking operations

Commencing the morning of 25 Feb 2014 through the remainder of the week, the United States Coast Guard will be breaking ice in the St Marys River in preparation for a tank vessel transit.

Ice breaking operations will extend from Sault Ste Marie down to Detour Reef Light via the Middle Neebish Channel.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter involved will be the Katmai Bay, homeported in Sault Ste Marie.

All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) operators, snowmobiler’s, and other recreational users of the ice should avoid any proximity to the shipping channels, plan their activity carefully, and use caution near the ice.

Additionally, all ice fishermen should remove their ice shacks from areas close to the shipping channels.

Further inquiries can be made by phone to Sault Vessel Traffic Service at (906) 635-3232 or via email at SOOTFC@USCG.MIL

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Javaman 2/24/2014 9:13:04 AM Report

wow...a sure sign spring is just around the snow bank.
Canadiangramma3 2/24/2014 9:14:31 AM Report

I sure hope so Javaman!! Had enough Winter already!!!
Slim Shady 2/24/2014 9:24:45 AM Report

No way... still have one more month of great snowmachining, skiing, ice fishing weather.... Love this winter.

On another note, It would be great to give a little more than a days notice for fishermen to remove their ice huts no?
itsme29 2/24/2014 12:23:53 PM Report

is it just me or is someone jumping the gun here...if your able to break a trail in that ice it will be froze back up in a day with this weather???
itsme29 2/24/2014 12:24:54 PM Report

is it just me or is someone jumping the gun here...if your able to break a trail in that ice it will be froze back up in a day with this weather???
bounder 2/24/2014 1:32:48 PM Report

Looks like they'll need more than those ice breakers.
CD5436 2/24/2014 1:41:45 PM Report

I highly doubt anybody has their ice huts anywhere close to where the ice breakers go through, and yes it will freeze up again by the next day, but it will be way easier to break up again the next time they go through
mallet 2/24/2014 2:30:44 PM Report


I do not know about the ice in the lower St Marys', but if it is anything like that in the bays on Superior, it is going to be slow going. I would have a chuckle or two if this breaker gets stuck, I think it will be a slow start to the shipping season this year, somehow!!
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