Low turnout, no major incidents in Sunday’s float down

Authorities say concerns about the corona virus pandemic coupled with stormy weather conditions curtailed the number of people in attendance at this year’s float down. According to St. Clair County Sheirff Tim Donnellon, approximately 6-to-700 people participated in Sunday’s float down tradition. The sheriff tells WPHM that he was, “Very pleased to see the small numbers and responsibility” in Sunday’s event. Donnellon says there were no major incidents to report and nobody to his knowledge ended up in Canada. The Canadian border with the US is closed to all but essential traffic now through at least September 21st. Joseph Stoltz with the US Coast Guard station in Port Huron echos Donnellon’s comments, saying the crowd was down significantly and there were no reported incidents.