NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION I - SPECIAL NOTICES
This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.
2022 Light List
2022 Light Lists are available on the USCG Navigation Center's website at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightLists. Coast Guard Light Lists are a means for communicating aids to navigation information to the maritime public. Local Notice to Mariners will continue to advise Light List corrections and NAVCEN will continue to publish a compilation of corrections. Complete versions of the 2022 Light Lists are updated weekly on the NAVCEN website and mariners should download applicable copies and updates as needed at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListWeeklyUpdates. A summary of weekly 2022 Light List corrections are available at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListCorrections.
WATERWAY CLOSURE-Straits of Mackinac
- In accordance with 33 CFR 165.901, the Captain of the port Sault Ste Marie closed the waters between St Ignace, MI and Mackinac Island effective 1200 local 24 Jan 2022.
- In accordance with 33 CFR 165.901, the Captain of the port Sault Ste Marie closed Grays Reef Passage effective 0700 17 Jan 2022.
- In accordance with 33 CFR 165.944, the Captain of the port Sault Ste marie closed the waters between Cheboygan, MI and Bois Blanc Island known as the South Channel effective 0800 local 16 Jan 2022.
- In accordance with 33 CFR 162.117, VTS St. Marys River closed Pipe Island Passage to the east of Pipe Island Shoal and north of Pipe Island Twins. Pipe Island course is an alternating one-way route effective 0800 local 13 Jan 2022.
WATERWAY CLOSURE-St. Marys River-Munuscong Lake to Sault Ste Marie
In accordance with 33 CFR 162.117, VTS St Mary's River closed the West Neebish Channel. Alternating one way traffic is established in the Munuscong and Middle Neebish channels effective 1800 local 17 Jan 2022.
WATERWAY CLOSURE-Southern Green Bay
As of January 24th 1200 local time, In accordance with 33 CFR 165.901 the Captain of the Port Sector Lake Michigan has closed all waters in Southern Green Bay to minimize risk to recreational ice users. Southern Green Bay is defined as a line extended south from Peshtigo Point Light to Sherwood Point Light in the bay of Green Bay. Further inquiries can be made by phone to Sector Lake Michigan at (414)747-7182 OR VHF channel 16.