U.S. Coast Guard Clears Great Lakes Shipping Channels

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March 21, 2015

USCGC Bristol Bay: The U.S. Coast Guard

USCGC Bristol Bay: The U.S. Coast Guard

 The US Coast Guard began to prepare for the upcoming shipping season this week, with ice breaking operations on the Great Lakes, says a report in AP.

 
The U.S. Coast Guard's 140-foot icebreaking cutter Bristol Bay broke up ice that remains on some Great Lakes shipping channels in the St. Clair River near Algonac
 
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay welcomed aboard members of the media Friday to demonstrate icebreaking on the St. Clair River. It's all part of an effort to remove unstable ice, provide flood relief and facilitate commerce. 
 
The Bristol Bay was cutting ice well into May last year. Henry hopes to be done in April this year. But, as he says, "Mother Nature always does her own thing."
 
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