Ice breaking operations begin locally Feb. 17

ESCANABA – U.S. Coast Guard reports ice breaking operations will commence on Feb. 17 in Little Bay De Noc down into Northern Green Bay and return on or about Feb. 22. The area of operations will be from Escanaba iron ore docks south out to Rock Island Passage. All ice fishermen should remove their ice shacks and equipment from these areas. Snowmobile, ATV operators, and other recreational users of the ice should avoid shipping channels, plan their activity carefully, and use caution near the ice.

Further inquiries or specific questions about the scheduled icebreaking or the exact timing of this event can be made by phone to Sault Vessel Traffic at (906) 635-3232 or email SOOTFC@USCG.MIL.