Bay of Green Bay closed to commercial traffic

Door County ice anglers and ATV riders won't have to worry about commercial boats the rest of the winter on the Bay of Green Bay. Starting Wednesday night at 6 p.m. the Coast Guard will shut down the southern portion of the Bay of Green Bay to commercial traffic. Waters south of Peshtigo and Sherwood Point Lighthouse in Sturgeon Bay will be off limits to commercial boats. Brian Porter of the Coast Guard says there comes a time every winter when they stop breaking ice for commercial traffic.



Porter encouraged recreational users to be careful and be prepared for any and all weather as it can change very quickly on the ice.  

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