2009 Ice Breaking Cruise on the Straits of Mackinac

Mackinaw Bridge

Mackinaw Bridge, photo by SMCphotography.

Shirley was lucky enough to be aboard the USCGC Biscayne Bay out of St. Ignace as she opened a channel under the Mackinac Bridge early last week. She writes:

Ever have one of those days that you wouldn’t trade for anything? This is it. Unbelievable cold weather , well below zero. Traveled in an Army bus with little to no heat, broke down, froze for 2 hrs, 2nd bus rescued us, little to no heat. Finally made it to the cruise, froze everything, ate medium warm food, met lots of great people and shot over 700 photos. So much fun. The views of the ice and Mackinaw Bridge in the dead of winter are absolutely beautiful. Thanks to ESGR Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for giving me this absolutely wonderful day.

You can view photos from the ice breaking cruise and definitely check out the slideshow!

Read more about the Coast Guard Cutter Biscane Bay from Hunts UP Guide.

2 thoughts on “2009 Ice Breaking Cruise on the Straits of Mackinac

  1. Great shot.

    Could you advise how you made araingments to be on the ice breaker.

    From your description in the blog, it sounds like an organized cruise? I have searched for this, with no luck.

    we will be in the area quite abit as my daughter and family just moved about 20 miles south of the bridge.

    If you could help it would be appreciated.



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