The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sault Star (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), March 9, 1964


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Naugatuck Conducting Ice Survey

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Naugatuck left the Michigan Sault base today for an exploratory ice survey downriver.

The 110 foot craft was due to go as far down as Lake Nicolet, and possibly beyond to Neebish Island

It' s finding will not have a bearing on pushing up the shipping season in the St. Mary's River as far as we're concerned." a Coast Guard spokesman said.

"But it will give us a better idea of when the river will be open and ready for navigation."

Naugatuck's commander Bos'n W-3 J.H. Coppers and his 19 man crew will be determining the ice thickness pattern and how quickly it can break up

The findings will have a bearing on Yankcanuck Steamships Company proposals to send the flag ship Yankcanuck to the Windsor-Detroit area with a cargo of steel as early as March 16. The 1964 shipping season through the Michigan Sault Locks has been scheduled for April 1.


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Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Date of Original:
March 9, 1964
Local identifier:
GLN.4987
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Randy Johnson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Sault Star (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), March 9, 1964