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March 12, 2014

Sturgeon Bay breakout - Mitch Custer
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Mackinaw came to Sturgeon Bay Tuesday.
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Along with the Mobile Bay, the cutters broke ice out into Sturgeon Bay so that the lay-up fleet at the ship yard can turn around before going out the shipping canal.
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Mobile Bay
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Ice breaking path as seen on AIS.

Roger Blough departs Milwaukee - Steve Bauer
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The tug Steven Selvick gets in position to assist the Roger Blough out to Lake Michigan for the start of its 2014 season.
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A crew member watches over the port side as they get ready to bring in the lines.
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Slowly moving away from the Heavy Lift Dock with the help of the Steven Selvick and the bow thruster.
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Away from the dock, backing out into the channel with little resistance from the ice.
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Taking the bend by National Avenue with the help of the Steven Selvick.
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Steven Selvick pulling on the stern approaching the 794 bridge. Both crews were happy to see so much open water on the river.
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Backing under the I-794 bridge.
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Passing the Milwaukee pier and harbor lights, almost to the lake.  Next stop Escanaba.  Let the season begin, and safe travels to all who work the lakes.

Historical Perspectives - Mackinaw icebreaking off Chicago on March 11, 1962 by photographer Ralph Arvidson, Chicago Sun Times. Matt Miner Collection
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Breaking along side the Daniel Pierce to relieve ice pressure binding the tanker.
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The Daniel Pierce is icebound about six miles out from shore. Some of the ice floes were two to three feet thick.
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William Geiger watches as ice floes reform in the path of the Pierce. Due to the tanker being unable to keep pace with the icebreaker which must maintain a certain pace to plow through the ice.
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Wash from Mackinaw churns up ice to clear path for the Daniel Pierce.
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Commander Harry Kosky, executive officer of the Mackinaw, waves farewell to the Sinclair tanker Daniel Pierce as the tanker is just a few feet from free water in Calumet Harbor. Icebreaker Mackinaw is on it's way back to icebound ships still in the lake.
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Coast Guard ice cutter Woodbine moves out of the way. The Mackinaw moves in to attempt to free the icebound tankers Edward G. Seubert and Chicago Socony.
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Mackinaw crew members looking over icy surface between the icebreaker and the two stuck tankers. They were betting they could walk over to one of the boats but there were no takers. Note car on deck of Mackinaw to the right.

Historical Perspective - D.C. Everest 1992 - Present - This is the final photo history of the D.C. Everest - Dave Benedet
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