Coast Guard: 2 Vessels Freed From Ice on St. Mary's River

Dec 28, 2017

UPDATED at 7:15 p.m.: The U.S. Coast Guard says ice-breaking ships have freed two vessels that were stuck in the St. Marys River.

Coast Guard officials said Thursday that the cutter Biscayne Bay freed one vessel from the up-bound channel Middle Neebish Channel where it became stuck in the ice on Wednesday.

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley was able to assist a vessel that got stuck in the down-bound channel near Sawmill Point early Thursday.

The Coast Guard says 12 vessels were delayed by the stuck ships.

The 140-foot (43-meter) Biscayne Bay also helped free a freighter Tuesday near Neebish Island, southeast of Sault Ste. Marie.

The St. Marys River is along the eastern edge of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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A U.S. Coast Guard ice-breaking ship and crew were working to free another vessel stuck in the Middle Neebish Channel of the St. Marys River.

The Coast Guard says Thursday that after that vessel is freed in the up-bound channel, the crew of the cutter Biscayne Bay will head to the down-bound channel to break free another vessel near Sawmill Point.

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley was scheduled to assist with the ice-breaking operations.

The 140-foot (43-meter) Biscayne Bay also helped free a freighter Tuesday near Neebish Island, southeast of Sault Ste. Marie.

The St. Marys River is along the eastern edge of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.