US Coast Guard Opening West Neebish Channel Tuesday

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SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – Per  33 CFR 162.117, effective 0800 EST 22 March 2016, Vessel Traffic Service St. Marys River will open the waters between Nine Mile Point and Sawmill Point also known as the West Neebish Channel.

Tuesday 22 March, in advance of Friday’s Locks opening and the start of the 2016 Great Lakes navigation season, USCGC MACKINAW will transit down the West Neebish Channel then up the Middle Neebish Channel to position check Aids to Navigation.  There will be no interruption to Neebish Island Ferry Service.

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