CORNWALL, Ontario – Ice booms are coming out of the St. Lawrence River next week.
Ontario Power Generation said Friday the removal of the booms, another harbinger that winter is coming to a close, will take place in narrow stretches of the river, notably west of Cornwall near Iroquois.
The booms ensure an even freeze on the river, helping to improve power generation at the dam in Cornwall.
Hunters, anglers and recreational boaters who are brave enough to head out this early should be wary of the work, which takes place off Galop Island, in the North Channel near Johnstown and at Prescott.
The booms must be removed before the shipping season begins on the St. Lawrence Seaway.