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Icebreaking in the Thunder Bay area has been held up again.
United States Coast Guard cutters Katmai Bay and Morro Bay began harbour ice breakout work in Thunder Bay on Thursday, but there were on their way back to Duluth in the afternoon.
Mechanical failure on the Morro Bay halted the operation.
Harbour master Guy Jarvis reports that the 28-inch-thick ice on Lake Superior is proving to be challenging and may have contributed to the Morro Bay’s breakdown.
The USCG Cutter Alder was to arrive on Saturday to beef up icebreaking in the area, but Tuesday is now a more likely arrival date for heavier icebreakers.

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