Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw assists lakers stuck in ice

9th Coast Guard District News
Cleveland – The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich.,along with Coast Guard Cutter Alder, a 225-foot buoy tender with ice-breaking capabilities homeported in Duluth, Minn., and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley worked together to keep vessels moving through the St. Marys River on March 26, 2013

The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., backs down alongside the motor vessel James R. Barker in the vicinity of the Johnson Point Turn in the lower St. Marys River, March 26, 2013. The Mackinaw was backing down in order to break up the brash ice off the ship's starboard side and give the ship's stern room to swing. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Eichelberger.)

The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., backs down alongside the motor vessel James R. Barker in the vicinity of the Johnson Point Turn in the lower St. Marys River, March 26, 2013. The Mackinaw was backing down in order to break up the brash ice off the ship’s starboard side and give the ship’s stern room to swing. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Eichelberger.)

The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., comes ahead and creates a track through the ice for the motor vessel James R. Barker to follow in the vicinity of the Johnson Point Turn in the lower St. Marys River, March 26, 2013. The Mackinaw was assisting the ship by breaking through brash ice that the ship had got stuck in. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Eichelberger.)

The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., comes ahead and creates a track through the ice for the motor vessel James R. Barker to follow in the vicinity of the Johnson Point Turn in the lower St. Marys River, March 26, 2013. The Mackinaw was assisting the ship by breaking through brash ice that the ship had got stuck in. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Eichelberger.)

The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., backs down toward the motor vessel Manitowoc in the vicinity of Whitefish Bay in order to use directional wash from the Azipods to break the ice plug that had developed off her bow, March 26, 2013. The Mackinaw along with the Coast Guard Cutter Alder, a 140-foot buoy tender with ice-breaking capabilities homeported in Duluth, Minn., and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley worked together to get the Manitowoc moving again. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Brown.)

The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., backs down toward the motor vessel Manitowoc in the vicinity of Whitefish Bay in order to use directional wash from the Azipods to break the ice plug that had developed off her bow, March 26, 2013. The Mackinaw along with the Coast Guard Cutter Alder, a 140-foot buoy tender with ice-breaking capabilities homeported in Duluth, Minn., and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley worked together to get the Manitowoc moving again. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Brown.)

The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., works joint operations with the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley to free the motor vessel Manitowoc from an ice plug in the vicinity of Whitefish Bay, March 26, 2013. The Mackinaw, CCGS Samuel Risley along with the Coast Guard Cutter Alder, a 140-foot buoy tender with ice-breaking capabilities homeported in Duluth, Minn., worked together to get the Manitowoc moving again. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Brown.)

The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., works joint operations with the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley to free the motor vessel Manitowoc from an ice plug in the vicinity of Whitefish Bay, March 26, 2013. The Mackinaw, CCGS Samuel Risley along with the Coast Guard Cutter Alder, a 140-foot buoy tender with ice-breaking capabilities homeported in Duluth, Minn., worked together to get the Manitowoc moving again. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Brown.)

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