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Check out pic (within article) of ice breaking convoy near Whitefish Pt. Sheet ice near 40"

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article....check=1


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Ice is hanging in there. See this overview, historical data

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014....62.html
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I was aboard CGC Red Birch when the Chesapeake froze in 1995-1996.  Driving an ice breaker is one the coolest things I've ever done (all puns intended).

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I was aboard CGC Red Birch when the Chesapeake froze in 1995-1996.  Driving an ice breaker is one the coolest things I've ever done (all puns intended).

I am jealous.
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Definitely a lot of ice up there. Have they revised their opening date of Isle Royale?
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Definitely a lot of ice up there. Have they revised their opening date of Isle Royale?

The Ranger III is still in Sturgeon Bay, even if it was in Houghton, the Portage Waterway is frozen. There is a lot of ice between the Keweenaw and IR and they would not be able to get to Rock Harbor or Windigo. The USCG is supposed to break ice soon, not sure when. I think the IR folks are saying Mid May before the IR folks can get out there. Normally they are there by Mid April.
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Eleven vessels in one convoy! What a winter.
The St. Clair, the CSL Tadoussac, the Walter J. McCarthy Jr., the Stewart J. Cort, the American Spirit, the USCGC Mackinaw, the Presque Isle, the Edwin H. Gott, the Edgar B. Speer, the Sam Laud, and the Algoma Discovery left Duluth and Two Harbors MN to convoy downbound to the Soo Locks.
(Information from the Detroit District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)


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I was aboard CGC Red Birch when the Chesapeake froze in 1995-1996.  Driving an ice breaker is one the coolest things I've ever done (all puns intended).

I am jealous.

Red Birch was a 157' inland Buoy Tender, but we could break ice up to I think eight inches thick.  The Chesapeake is almost never going to freeze that thick and the stuff we were breaking was probably around three.  As helmsman, it was the easiest course I ever steered as the ice prevented you from drifting so it was very easy to keep going straight.  Below is my beloved Red Birch on a warmer day with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to our stern.  I was on the buoy deck when this shot was taken.



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I was aboard CGC Red Birch when the Chesapeake froze in 1995-1996.  Driving an ice breaker is one the coolest things I've ever done (all puns intended).

I am jealous.

Red Birch was a 157' inland Buoy Tender, but we could break ice up to I think eight inches thick.  The Chesapeake is almost never going to freeze that thick and the stuff we were breaking was probably around three.  As helmsman, it was the easiest course I ever steered as the ice prevented you from drifting so it was very easy to keep going straight.  Below is my beloved Red Birch on a warmer day with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to our stern.  I was on the buoy deck when this shot was taken.


Nice!!!!
I have heard rumors the Alder,stationed at Duluth, is not performing as expected. The azipods don't work that well.
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Eleven vessels in one convoy! What a winter.
The St. Clair, the CSL Tadoussac, the Walter J. McCarthy Jr., the Stewart J. Cort, the American Spirit, the USCGC Mackinaw, the Presque Isle, the Edwin H. Gott, the Edgar B. Speer, the Sam Laud, and the Algoma Discovery left Duluth and Two Harbors MN to convoy downbound to the Soo Locks.
(Information from the Detroit District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Cool photo!. A convey of ships going thru the ice is not something you see everyday
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