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Ice fishermen asked to move shacks before ice breaking begins in harbor

Ice fishermen are being asked to remove their shacks from the Duluth and Superior harbor as the United States Coast Guard will start breaking ice in the ports Tuesday.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter ALDER will commence ice breaking operations in the waters of the Duluth Harbor out to Lake Superior.  This will include ice covered areas normally used by recreational users such as but not limited to Superior Front Channel, Superior and Duluth harbor basins, East Gate, the entry channels into Duluth and Superior harbor and the ice in Lake Superior adjacent to Minnesota Point.

These icebreaking efforts will expand and increase in frequency as the ice and demands of shipping require. This will include all navigable waters in and around the ports of Duluth and Superior, as well as the waters of Silver Bay, Taconite Harbor and Two Harbors in Minnesota.

All ice fishermen should remove their ice shacks and equipment from these areas. Snowmobile, All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) operators, and other recreational users of the ice should avoid shipping channels, plan their activity carefully, and use caution near the ice.

Further inquiries can be made by phone to Sault Vessel Traffic Service at 906-635-3232 or via email at SOOTFC@USCG.MIL.

 [LM1]Tuesday, March 4