Sunday, January 25, 2009

Breaking Through

Here is another shot of the James J. Versluis, an 80 foot tug
that breaks ice on the Chicago River in the winter.
I was on the bike path crossing the bridge on Lake Shore Drive
when it was starting its ice breaking work.

4 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I just happened to see the two ice breakers n the Antarctic breaking ice on television last night. They were huge ships and I guess have to be big to ram up on the ice and the sheer weight of the ship breaks the ice. this is a nice shot of this tug breaking ice on the river.

Small City Scenes said...

That is pretty interesting. It just doesn't get that cold here to freeze up a river much less a pond or lake. It is snowing now but it's not THAT cold. MB

Hilda said...

Very interesting! I've never seen an ice breaker before.
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brattcat said...

Oh, brrr. What a hard working tug. It almost looks like a toy in the midst of that icefield.