Video and Pictures of the Risley  in Action

Working with the Canadian Olympic in the Livingstone Channel.

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Escorting the Canadian Transport through the Livingstone Channel.

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Interior Video. 
This video filmed in the bow demonstrates the noise and vibration inside the Risley as we break foot thick plate ice in Western Lake Erie. While on board I stayed in the cadets room, second part of video is filmed in this room.

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Pictures of the Samuel Risley in Action
Aerial photo as the Risley works in the ice.
Don Coles
Aerial view below the Livingstone Channel.
Don Coles
Downbound in the St. Marys River.
Roger LeLievre
Working Aids to Navigation in the St. Clair River.
Mike Thomas
Open for tours in Houghton/Hancock, MI.
Del Platzke
Docked in Sarnia.
John Meyland
Harbor break out in Erie, PA.
Jeff Thoreson 
Another view.
Jeff Thoreson
Stern view.
Jeff Thoreson 
Docked in Goderich, Ont.
Duane Jessup
Underway in the St. Marys River.
Jim Hoffman
Working Aids to Navigation.
Jim Hoffman
Another view working Aids to Navigation in the St. Marys River.
Jody Aho
Docked at the Soo. Jerry Masson
Working with the U.S.C.G. cutter Bristol Bay and James R. Barker. Thynes
Stern view. Peter Carter
At speed. Peter Carter
Upbound Port Huron.
John Belliveau
In the ice.
John Belliveau
Diagram of the Risley's decks. From the Canadian Coast Guard

My sincere thanks to Paul Beesley and the friendly and hard working crew of the Samuel Risley for making this look into winter ice operations possible.

For more pictures of the Risley in action visit Paul's home page at

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