Thanks to Carol Rose who called me yesterday I was able to get some photos of a convoy of five freighters and two ice cutters making slow progress as they travelled through the thick ice on Lake Superior north of Grand Marais.
The convoy started at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, MI with two ice cutters leading the way through the thick ice of Lake Superior.
First I drove down to the end of Coast Guard Point to get some photos. First one of the freighters and ice breakers. Yes the freighter is surrounded by ice.
The picture below shows one of the ice cutters plowing through.
While at the point, I took a few other photos.
I checked this morning and the freighters did reach their ports. The Mackinaw is currently in Duluth and the other ice cutter (Raddison) is on the way to Thunder Bay.