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Photographer: Keith W. Churill

The down-bound Oglebay Norton is taking her turn on January 6, 2001. Ice in the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers has reduced shipping to one way traffic. The ice breaker Mackinaw has been busy keeping one lane open.

History: She was launched in 1978 as Burn's Harbor. The following year through 1991 she operated as Lewis Wilson Foy. Since then she has operated under her current name.

Photo Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard (CWO Dale Hoornstra)

Above she is making here way through the ice in St. Mary's River on December 1, 1999.

Oglebay Norton

Oglebay Norton Company

Home Port: Cleveland, OH

Type:  Self-unloader / steel

Built:  1978

Engine Type:  Diesel

Cargo Capacity:  78,850 tons

Length:  1,000 ' - 0"

Beam: 105' - 0"

Depth: 56' - 0"

(keel to upper deck )

Below you can see the ice built-up on her forward pilot house and deck.

Photographer: Keith W. Churill

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