Amazing picture of a Michigan Ice Breaker at work.
A lot of you are probably aware of the Great Lakes Icebreakers that begin to get real busy right about now in winter. These ships with sharp prows cut through pack ice and work tirelessly into the cold winter months to keep the shipping channels open for the Great Lakes freighters that bring supplies from all over the world to the United States. AND – of course these freighters take supplies from many of the Great Lakes ports to other ports keeping the economies of all our northern cities going strong.
I think it is high time that we give thanks to these dedicated Michigan folks who are out there in all sort of extreme weather keeping the shipping lanes open and free of ice and of course keeping the ships and crews safe on their journeys.
Damned tough, them Michigander’s!