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Photos: Biscayne Bay cuts ice in Twin Ports

The buoy tender breaks up ice Monday at the Superior Entry.

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Crew members aboard the U.S. Coast Guard’s Biscayne Bay work on the deck as they break ice at the Superior Entry on a frigid Monday morning, Jan. 3, 2022. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

The U.S. Coast Guard's Biscayne Bay, a 140-foot buoy tender/part-time ice breaker, emerged through the sea smoke Monday morning as it kept the track open in the Twin Ports' shipping channel. The Biscayne Bay entered the Superior Entry and began breaking up the ice that had formed in the area.

The Coast Guard is "platooning" cutters into the Twin Ports this season, making do before the 2022 arrival of the cutter Spar.

Crew members of the Biscayne Bay toss ice overboard on Lake Superior
Crew members aboard the U.S. Coast Guard’s Biscayne Bay toss ice overboard as they sail on Lake Superior toward the Superior Entry on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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The U.S. Coast Guard’s Biscayne Bay moves through sea smoke as it sails on Lake Superior toward the Superior Entry to break ice Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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Crew members work on the deck of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Biscayne Bay while they sail on Lake Superior through the Superior Entry Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Biscayne Bay turns into the Superior Bay as it breaks up ice
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Biscayne Bay turns into the Superior Bay as it breaks up ice after sailing through the Superior Entry on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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