PORT HURON, Mich.
(AP) - The calendar says May, but the Great Lakes still are showing signs of
More than a dozen
freighters at times have been parked in lower Lake Huron because ice in Lake
Superior and the St. Marys River is limiting travel. The U.S. Coast Guard
says 40 percent of Lake Superior remains covered by ice.
Glenn Nekvasil of
the Lake Carriers’ Association tells the Port Huron Times Herald “this is
extreme.” The big ships haul coal and iron ore.
counted 14 freighters in Lake Huron as she ate lunch Thursday at a Port
Ten vessels are
breaking ice, including eight from the Coast Guard.
finished by April 20 last year.