The Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay will be conducting ice breaking operations in Green Bay starting the morning of Monday, March 11.
The Coast Guard says the Mobile Bay will enter Green Bay at Sherwood Point Light and proceed northwest towards Green Island, then along the Lake Carriers Association (LCA) track lines to Rock Island Passage and Porte Des Morts. Ice breaking operations will include activities in and around Sturgeon Bay and Escanaba.
The icebreaking efforts will expand and increase in frequency after the 15th of March as ice conditions and demands of shipping require. This will include all navigable waters in and around the ports of Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Marinette, Menominee and Escanaba.
All ice fishermen should remove their ice shacks and equipment from these areas. Snowmobile, All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) operators, and other recreational users of the ice should avoid shipping channels, plan their activity carefully, and use caution near the ice.
Further inquiries or specific questions regarding the exact timing of this event can be made by phone to Sault Vessel Traffic at (906) 635-3232 or via email at SOOTFC@USCG.MIL.
U.S. Coast Guard photo