U.S. Coast Guard Notice to Mariners Highlights Need for Winter Caution

U.S. Coast Guard 9th

“Due to the early onset of ice in all of the Great Lakes many seasonal buoys that have not been decommissioned for the season may be extinguished, off station, missing, and possibly under the ice. Fixed navigation lights and Lighthouses may also be partially obscured or covered with ice from freezing spray. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution when transiting and report any of these discrepancies to the nearest Coast Guard Sector.”

LMN 51/13