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Superior Ice Cut
(2008-03-11)
(wgvu) - The U.S. Coast Guard has begun breaking
Lake Superior ice to speed up the process of reopening lanes for
the shipping season.
Despite the warmer temperatures, the lake ice would take weeks
to naturally melt. So the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder began by
breaking ice in the Duluth, Minnesota harbor and planned to start
forming shipping lanes.
The Coast Guard plans to work farther off shore tomorrow and
Thursday.
The Alder must break up ice 20 to 36 inches thick in the harbor.
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