Coast Guard seeks input for Les Cheneaux Islands ATON

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The following is text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.) — Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie is seeking input for a Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study of the Les Cheneaux Islands. 

The WAMS study will review the short-range aids to navigation (ATON) system that covers the waters surrounding the Les Cheneaux Islands, including Cedarville East Channel, Les Cheneaux Islands Middle Entrance, Les Cheneaux Islands West Entrance, Mackinac Bay Passage, Muscallonge Bay, and Cedarville West Channel. Aids to navigation assist mariners to determine their position, chart a safe course, and steer clear of hazards.

The purpose of the WAMS is to ensure that surrounding waters of the Les Cheneaux Islands are the safest, most effective, and most efficient waterways possible. 

Interested mariners and maritime stakeholders can provide input by taking the survey at:

The survey will be available until Feb. 29, 2020.

For more information about the study, contact Chief Warrant Officer Robert Gruschow at (906) 253-2462 or email

By Professional Mariner Staff