Coast Guard Brings 2nd Ice Cutter To Cleveland

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cleveland (AP) -- The Coast Guard has sent a second ice cutter to keep Lake Erie shipping lanes clear.

The Cutter Penobscot Bay arrived in Cleveland last month from Bayonne, N.J. It will join the Neah Bay in ice-cutting duty for the winter.

Both are 140-foot bay class icebreaking tugs that can cut through 22 inches of ice by running at 3 1/2 miles per hour.

They can break thicker ice with a ramming technique.

The icebreakers also handle search and rescue work and help break up river ice jams that can cause flooding.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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