Coast Guard launches icebreaking operations in the Twin PortsIcebreaking got underway in the Duluth-Superior port starting Monday.
Icebreaking got underway in the Duluth-Superior port starting Monday.
The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alder will commence icebreaking operations in the waters of the Duluth Harbor out to Lake Superior. This will include ice-covered areas normally used for recreation such as he Superior Front Channel, Superior and Duluth harbor basins, East Gate, the entry channels into Duluth and Superior harbors and ice in Lake Superior adjacent to Minnesota Point. It also includes navigable waters of Silver Bay, Taconite Harbor and Two Harbors in Minnesota.
These icebreaking efforts will expand and increase in frequency as the ice and demands of shipping require.
All ice fishermen should remove their ice shacks and equipment from these areas. Snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle operators and other recreational users of the ice should avoid the chipping channels, plan activities carefully and use caution near the ice. For information, call (906) 635-3232 or email SOOTFC@USCG.MIL.