Coast Guard still breaking ice for merchant ships in northern Michigan
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:18:44 GMT —
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw is still leading ships through ice in St. Mary's River and Whitefish Bay.
The 2013 ice-breaking season is lasting longer than usual due to higher-than-average snowfall across the northern Great Lakes.
A public affairs officer with the Coast Guard tells 7 & 4 News that they expect ice breaking operations to continue for at least the next two weeks.