Coast Guard Channel Opening Notice

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Mackinac Bridge Winter

With any luck, one of the first signs of Spring!

The U.S. Coast Guard would like to advise the public of the following:

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – Per 33 CFR 165.901, the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie will open the waters between St Ignace and Mackinac Island, effective 0800 EST on 25 February 2016.

The U.S. Coast Guard would like to remind all recreational ice users to plan their activities carefully, use caution on the ice, and stay away from shipping channels.

Further inquiries can be made by phone to Sault Vessel Traffic Service at (906) 635-3232 or via email at [email protected].