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Crew Helps Free Tugboat From Lake Michigan Ice

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says it and the crew of a tugboat helped another tugboat break free from between two ice floes in Lake Michigan.

The tug Undaunted was pushing the unloaded barge Pere Marquette 41 at the time it became stuck about 20 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge. The Coast Guard in Sault Ste. Marie responded to a call about 4:10 a.m. Friday and there was concern the tug might run aground.

The tug Joyce L. VanEnkevort worked to free the Undaunted that morning. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker, also was on hand. Radio station WGHN reports the Undaunted and the barge were escorted to Ludington.

No injuries were reported.

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