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U.S. Coast Guard Kicks Off Great Lakes Ice-Breaking Operation

The Coast Guard Cutter Alder approaches the Portage Lake Lift Bridge in Houghton, Mich., Dec. 16, 2016. The Alder and other Great Lakes Coast Guard cutters commenced Operation Taconite, the Coast Guard’s largest domestic ice-breaking operation, encompassing Lake Superior, the St. Mary’s River, the Straits of Mackinac and Lake Michigan, Dec. 19, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday kicked off its annual Icebreaking Operation in the Western Great Lakes after a cold arctic blast caused developing ice conditions in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior and the St Marys River. The annual operation, called Operation Taconite, is the Coast Guard’s largest domestic ice-breaking operation, encompassing Lake […]

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