Freighter Stuck in the Ice
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DOOR COUNTY -- A freighter on its way to Green Bay from Lake Michigan freezes in the Bay overnight.
According to the US Coast Guard station in Sturgeon Bay, the ice cutter ship "Mobile Bay" was delayed on its ice breaking operations. A large freighter ship heading south in the Bay of Green Bay came upon some thick unbroken ice. The ship stopped for the night until the ice could be broken up. With the low temperatures overnight, the thinner ice the ship had previously broken re-froze around the ship.
The cutter freed the ship late this morning.
Ice breaking operations are now underway in the southern part of the Bay of Green Bay up to the Sturgeon Bay area.