The U.S. Coast Guard is expanding ice breaking operations in lower Green Bay and the operations will likely occur in some areas that will affect recreational users. The Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay is expected to begin the breakout this week. The ice breaking will extend south from the Peshtigo Reef and will include the entrance to the Port of Green Bay and the Fox River.
Everyone is reminded the 2013 shipping season has begun and vessel movements are expected in these waters.
Recreational users of the ice should plan their activity carefully, use caution near the ice, and stay away from shipping channels and the charted Lake Carriers Association (LCA) track lines.