Coast Guard frees to two vessels beset by ice in St. Marys River

The Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne BAy breaks ice on the St. Marys Rivefr.

Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay file photo

SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan — The two vessels best by ice in the St. Marys River were freed Thursday afternoon.

The Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay freed the motor vessel Walter J. McCarthy from the ice in the upbound Middle Neebish Channel of the St. Marys River at approximately 2:00 p.m. The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley freed the motor vessel Edgar B. Speer from the ice near Sawmill Point in the downbound channel of the St. Marys River at approximately 3:00 p.m.

The motor vessel Walter J. McCarthy became stuck in the ice late Wednesday evening.

The motor vessel Edgar B. Speer became stuck in the ice at approximately 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

A total of twelve vessels were affected by the restriction of the waterway posed by the vessels stuck in the ice.

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