Posts Tagged ‘ice’

See Lake Erie ice formations from the air

” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] This winter, we’re infatuated with ice. The cold bites at our fingers, the wind snaps in our faces, and we dream of spring. Meanwhile, we stare at the ice on our beloved Great Lake. We’re mesmerized by the villages of ice fishing shanties off South Bass Island. We’re captivated…

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U.S., Canadian Coast Guards strengthen ice breaking partnership

The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are strengthening their collaboration on ice breaking in the Great Lakes. The agencies can now temporarily exchange personnel on ice breaking ships, to allow service men and women to learn each other’s procedures, since they often cooperate in shared waters and on joint missions, according to a U.S. Coast…

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How ice dunes form on Lake Erie

As the lake starts freezing, ice chunks form, and waves push them into shore. Those ice chunks build up mounds, 10 feet tall or higher. But when winds blow from the south and temperatures warm, some ice melts and plates of ice shift north, into the middle of the lake. That dissipates the dunes.  Cold…

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U.S. Coast Guard members practice ice rescues

They took running leaps from the ice and jumped in to the Cleveland harbor, floating amid ice chunks like they were inner tubes in a heated pool. “It’s not too bad,” said members of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor. They wore football cleats studded with hardware-store wingnuts to keep from slipping — and…

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Frozen Lake Erie hurts diving ducks

Frozen Lake Erie is proving dangerous for some lakeshore birds. Diving ducks can’t find open water to hunt for food or take off in flight from, said  Taryn Leach, wildlife specialist at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. And gulls have been getting stuck in the ice. “The kind of weather we’re having right now…

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What does Lake Erie look like frozen?

What does Lake Erie look in a deep freeze? About half the lake is iced over, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And a few of our favorite Instagrammers have captured gorgeous shots of the ice dunes and ice chunks and icicles. You can enjoy all these from the comfort of your couch…

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