SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. (WFRV) – The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct icebreaking operations in Green Bay waters and in Escanaba, Michigan on Jan. 18.
According to the Coast Guard, the Cutter MOBILE BAY, a 120-foot, state-of-the-art icebreaker vessel, will set sail for Port Escanaba on Tuesday.
Officials said icebreaking work will take place ahead of the arrival of the diesel-powered Lake Freighter H. LEE WHITE, which is expected to dock at Escanaba Ore Dock on Jan. 18.
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In addition, the Coast Guard is reminding all recreational ice users to take the following safety precautions when stepping on the ice this week:
- Plan activities carefully
- Be careful on the ice
- Stay away from the icebreaker zone
Officials from northeast Wisconsin have already conducted numerous ice rescues, most recently on Saturday afternoon after two men fell into the icy waters of Green Bay.