The U.S. Coast Guard is warning ice fishermen and other recreational users of a weekend ice-breaking project on Manistee Lake.
The freighters Calumet and Manitowoc, assisted by the tug Manitou, are scheduled to travel through Manistee Lake for coal deliveries Starting Saturday, January 18. The ice-breaking will continue for two weeks.
The tug and freighters will make four trips, making stops at the Tondu Energy Station at the southwest corner of Lake Manistee and the Morton Terminal in the northwest.
All ice fishermen should remove their ice shanties and equipment from these areas.
Recreational users of the ice should plan their activities carefully, avoid shipping channels, and use caution near these areas of operation.
For additional information, contact the Sault Ste. Marie Vessel Traffic Service at 906-635-3232 or via email at SOOTFC@USCG.MIL.
The Coast Guard 9th District recently published their
"Think Twice with Ice"
brochure to help spread its safety message.