So, the Great Lakes-NOAA
There they are. The land between Erie and Ontario is the place I call home.
And Erie in particular is full of ice, still. (I'll update you all)
When I tell readers I am further south then many American States in the north, I’m not kidding.
But today, we are talking about Lake Superior
From the Janesville Gazette- today
Ships are moving again after U.S. and Canadian crews worked to clear the way through ice on eastern Lake Superior.
|Vessels carrying commodities to and from ports throughout the Great Lakes wait on eastern Lake Superior while U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard ice breakers create tracks for the vessels to continue transiting April 7, 2015.|
Last year, 2013/2014 which was also a very frigid, icy, long winter cost jobs & revenue in the shipping industry- Detroit News
The brutal winter of 2013-14 cost the economy more than $700 million and nearly 4,000 jobs, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association.
The winter of 2014/205 is shaping up to be as difficult for the area with, as mentioned a delayed Welland Canal Opening. And all those freighters trapped in ice. One freighter was damaged.
Eighteen freighters stuck- One damaged by Ice
One ship, the Kaye E. Barker, tried to make some headway but the ice put a hole in her side, meaning she had to dock in Waiska Bay and transfer her cargo to another ship.
|Stuck in the middle with you: Freighters trapped in ice are shown in this photo on Tuesday near Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario|
|The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley is shown in this aerial photo near Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior. The icebreaker was participating in an effort to free eight freighters from heavy ice|
The ice breakers on the scene include the US Coast Guard cutter Alder – the largest US icebreaker, according to the Tribune.
|The ships desperately need a path cut through the lake by Canadian and US ice breakers, which have themselves been hampered by the extreme weather conditions|
- Recall the Lake Arther Anderson had to be freed from the ice?
- And the Welland Canal delayed it's opening until April 2/15, first time since 1997?