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Tag: Great Lakes icebreaking

Dec. 9, 2021

Frontline Focus: Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from heart attack symptoms in Portsmouth, Virginia and more. 

Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from heart attack symptoms, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Coast Guard called out after a suspicious boat crash into Ventura coast, California; Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard near Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Coast Guard will 'platoon' icebreakers in Twin Ports, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin.

Feb. 26, 2021

Icebreaking on the Great Lakes requires great partnerships

Icebreaking operation keeps the economy moving on the Great Lakes.

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,