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Feb. 14, 2022

Combining a passion of science with a career of ice breaking 

How one junior officer is keeping science at the helm of her career. 

Dec. 11, 2020

The Long Blue Line: “Big Mac” attack--Icebreaker Mackinaw battles Lake Ice 75 years ago!

Normally, lake ice begins thawing at the end of April, but “Big Mac”--as the icebreaker is affectionately called in the Lakes region--has opened shipping lanes as early as the third week in March, thus facilitating the early movement of millions of tons of iron ore, grain, and other vital cargo.    U.S. Coast Guard Public AffairsFor generations,