Coast Guard warning residents of upcoming commercial ice-breaking activities on Lake Manistee

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard is alerting residents, particularly ice fishermen and other recreational users of Lake Manistee, of ice-breaking activities scheduled begin Saturday and continue for the next two weeks.

The freighters Calumet and Manitowoc, assisted by the tug Manitou, are scheduled to transit through Lake Manistee for coal deliveries Jan. 18–26.

The tug and freighters will make four transits, 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” safety brochure.

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