Check out this picture from space of Lake Superior and the locks. You can clearly see the shipping channel that was cut by the Coast Guard!

Shipping channel though the ice
Shipping channel through the ice

The locks did open this week and commercial shipping on the Great Lakes has started!

To clear a path for them, the Coast Guard’s cutters – and one from the Canadian Coast Guard as well – have been busy breaking ice paths on both sides of the Soo Locks.

“The U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard have been cutting through the ice in Whitefish Bay to open the shipping routes for the start of the 2018 shipping season on Lake Superior.

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