March 19, 2017
Coast Guard to conduct ice breaking operations near Pipe, Drummond Islands in St. Marys River
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard will continue with spring breakout operations on the St. Marys River near Pipe and Drummond Islands, beginning at 7 a.m., Wednesday.
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter will conduct ice breaking operations to open the Pipe Island Passage, north and east of Pipe Island, and will circumnavigate Drummond Island along the International Boundary Line into the North Channel and exit via False Detour Passage.
The Coast Guard reminds all recreational ice users to plan their activities carefully, use caution on the ice, and stay away from shipping channels which are being groomed for the opening of the shipping season.
Further inquiries can be made by phone to Sault Vessel Traffic Service at (906) 635-3232 or via email at SOOTFC@USCG.MIL.