“To ensure safety of our Coast Guard men and women who are placing the buoys, we have postponed the seasonal placement until flood waters subside,” said Chief Petty Officer Brian Houts, officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Muskegon. “We also want to ensure the aids are accurately positioned for the safety of the boating public.”
The placement of all aids to navigation on the river is currently rescheduled for Wednesday, April 24, pending any future heavy rainfall or flood threats.
The Coast Guard urges anyone boating on the Grand River before placement of the buoys to use extra caution and to increase their awareness of surrounding water depths.
Coast Guard Station Muskegon is responsible for the placement and maintenance of all aids to navigation on the Grand River from Lake Michigan to the Bass River Recreational Area. For information, call First Class Petty Officer Jason Hermes at 231-759-8581.