West Neebish Channel Opening


In accordance with 33 CFR 162.117, Vessel Traffic Service St Marys River will open the waters between Nine Mile Point and Sawmill Point, effective  8am March 26, 2015

The Coast Guard will make every effort to minimize the impact to Neebish Island Ferry operations. However, Neebish Island residents should prepare for minor service interruptions as the ice descending into the Rock Cut will most certainly prevent the ferry from operating normally. In the event of an emergency and ferry service is interrupted, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie is standing by to transport a resident should the need arise to leave the island and can be reached at (906) 635-3230.

All snowmobile, All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) operators, and other recreational users of the ice should avoid shipping channels, plan their activity carefully, and use caution near the ice. Ice fishermen, especially, should use caution when placing their ice shacks in proximity to the shipping channels.