Water advisory issued – Navigation closed on St. Mary’s River- Oil spill timeline


3:00 p.m. –   Water Advisory – For those who take their drinking water from the St. Mary’s River | SaultOnline.com

2:00 p.m. –
You won’t be seeing any big ships on the river for a little bit as the United States Coast Guard has confirmed the waterway is currently shut down.

According to US Coast Guard Command in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan the waterway is currently shut down to navigation from Big Point to Nine Mile due to the oil spill.

11:03 a.m. – Earlier today Algoma Steel released a statement found here-

Algoma Steel Responds to Oil Spill | SaultOnline.com

9:30 a.m. – This morning Emergency Services responded to the Purvis Docks, that story can be found here-


We have reached out to multiple other agencies and will bring those updates as they become available.