Temporary no-wake zone issued in St. Clair County for Mackinac Race

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PORT HURON, MI – The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division is reminding boaters about a special no-wake zone this coming Saturday.Port Huron to Mackinac Boat Race

Because of the heavy boat traffic expected for the start of the Port Huron to Mackinac sailboat race, the St. Clair River will be considered a no-wake zone from the mouth of the Black River to the mouth of Lake Huron. “The rule is in effect to keep all boaters safe,” said Sheriff Tim Donnellon. “With all of the traffic heading out to the start line for the race, the river can get extremely rough if precautions aren’t taken.”

Sheriff Donnellon went on to say that Marine Division Deputies will be on the water enforcing the no-wake zone, along with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol and Michigan Department of Natural Resources. On the Canadian side of the river will be members of the Ontario Provincial Police, Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The special no-wake zone will be in effect Saturday, July 16th only, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

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