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."