Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

March 11, 2010 11:28 ET

Notice of Public Interest: Spring Icebreaking in Lower North Shore Harbours

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) - The Canadian Coast Guard wishes to notify coastal residents and visitors on the Lower North Shore that it will begin spring icebreaking operations on or about March 13, 2010.

A Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker will open the harbours of Harrington, Tête-à-la-Baleine, La Tabatière, Saint-Augustin and Blanc-Sablon.

The Canadian Coast Guard strongly recommends that pedestrians, fishers and snowmobilers leave the ice when they see the icebreaker in the vicinity. The ice may move and this may create a real danger for anyone in the area of the Canadian Coast Guard vessel.

Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers have a red hull with a transverse white band and a white funnel bearing a maple leaf.

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec Region
    Nathalie Letendre
    Communications Advisor
    418-649-6297