Officials discourage float down participation due to weather, coronavirus

This coming Sunday is the third Sunday in August already, marking one of Port Huron’s biggest summertime traditions – float down. The unsanctioned and unofficial event usually sees thousands take to Lake Huron in inner tubes… proceeding to float down the St. Clair River to Marysville. Joseph Stoltz from the US Coast Guard’s Port Huron office says authorities will be out on the water Sunday patrolling the event. However Stoltz says with the multiple factors involved in this year’s float down, he’s encouraging participants to stay home. “If there’s any year you’ve thought about if you should do it or not, this is the year,” Stoltz told WPHM. If you are adamant in participating in this year’s float down, Stoltz says bring a life jacket, sunscreen, a paddle, identification, and water. He also encourages those participating to have a face mask on them in case they come into contact with people outside of their family or friend group.

 

August 13 Joseph Stoltz