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Tug Aids Ice-Bound Vessels In Upper Peninsula

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says one of its cutters came to the aid of a stranded steamship and a combined tug-barge vessel during ice-breaking operations in the eastern Upper Peninsula.

The Coast Guard said that the Cutter Biscayne Bay on Saturday broke ice the loosen its grip on the 1,000-foot Presque Isle just south of Neebish Island in the St. Mary's River. The cutter on Sunday also assisted the 762-foot steamship St. Clair in the river.

Officials say the vessels were blocking the navigational channel and freeing them paved the way for about a half-dozen more.

The 140-foot Biscayne Bay started its ice-breaking work last week on the river that separates Michigan from the Canadian province of Ontario.

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