Media Availability: Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw to break ice for opening of Soo Locks

united states coast guard 

Media Advisory  

March 17, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie
Contacts: Lt. Rachel Wellman or Lt. Creighton Chong 
Office: (906) 635-3233


Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw to break ice for opening of Soo Locks

 SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Members of the media are invited to ride aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw as it conducts ice breaking operations Monday in preparation for the Soo Locks opening.

The Soo Locks are scheduled to open March 25, 2017.

  • WHO:
Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw
  • WHAT:
Availability for media to ride along and capture interviews during ice breaking operations
  • WHEN:
Monday, March 20, 2017, from 8:30 a.m until 1 p.m.
  • WHERE:

Departing from and returning to Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, 337 E. Water St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Personnel from Sector Sault Ste. Marie and the Mackinaw will be available to give interviews on Coast Guard missions, focusing on ice breaking and maritime transportation.

Media must RSVP by 4 p.m. Friday. Points of contact are Lt. Rachel Wellman and Lt. Creighton Chong, who can be reached at 906-635-3233.

NOTE: Parking on base will not be permitted. A government-issued photo ID is required. Bags are subject to inspection.