The entire St. Clair River will be closed from Port Huron’s Lighthouse Beach just north of the Blue Water Bridge to Marysville Sunday August 20, 2017 for the annual “Float Down.”
According to the U.S. Coast Guard…. “After 1,500 Michigan residents were blown over to Canada while floating down the St. Clair River last year, the U.S. Coast Guard has decided to officially prohibit boat traffic during this year’s Port Huron Float Down.
Both the U.S. and Canadian coast guards said Friday that the St. Clair River will be closed to boat and other aquatic motor sport vessel traffic between noon and 8 p.m. on Aug. 20.
All traffic requesting to enter the so-called “safety zone” must receive prior approval from a Guard patrol commander via VHF frequency 21A.
The Coast Guard also plans to require minors under 18 years old to wear life jackets during the 2017 Float Down – a typically unregulated, unsanctioned event.”
A fun event to watch in a variety of public spaces along the St. Clair River… Read more about what this event is all about here in the current 2017 Lake St. Clair Guide magazine article