In accordance with 33 CFR 162.117, Captain of the Port Sault Ste. Marie will open Pipe Island Passage, effective 08:00 local time on 28 March 2015.
A Coast Guard icebreaker will conduct icebreaking operations to open the Pipe Island Passage, north and east of Pipe Island.
The Coast Guard would like to remind all recreational ice users to plan their activity carefully, use caution on the ice, and stay away from shipping channels, which are being groomed for the opening of the shipping season.
Further inquiries can be made by phone to Sault Vessel Traffic Service at (906) 635-3232 or via email at SOOTFC@USCG.MIL.