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Mackinac Island ferries delayed because of Great Lake's ice cover
Mlive.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Jonathan Van Zytveld

Posted on 04/14/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek

STRAITS OF MACKINAC, MI - At least one ferry service is predicting delayed trips to Mackinac Island due to ice that still covers a portion of the Great Lakes.


Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry has announced it will be starting its 2014 season later than anticipated after temporarily relocating its ferry starts to St. Ignace, rather than Mackinaw City, as a result of the ice blockages which remain in the Straits of Mackinac.


"The straits have completely frozen over, except for a shipping channel," said Misty Martinchek, Shepler's group sales manager, who said all local ferries have been affected by the ice.


"We're all in the same boat, literally," she said.


Martinchek said the ice has been thawing during the warm days and freezing again at night, and that nobody at Shepler's can remember a ferry season ever being delayed due to ice.


"It has been a pretty tough spring for all of us," she said.


According to Martinchek, the U.S. Coast Guard will attempt to cut the ice surrounding Mackinac Island on Friday.


Despite having nine ice-breakers working each day to alleviate the ice, the U.S. Coast Guard ice-breaking crews remain behind schedule due to the lingering ice, which includes chunks larger than eight feet, which slowed times to ship products near Sault Ste. Marie.


Ice-breaking is expected to continue well into May until ice chunks are no longer a threat to ships, according to Mark Gill, director of vessel traffic service for the Coast Guard in Sault St. Marie.


Shepler ferry operations will begin out of St. Ignace as soon as the ice conditions permit. Daily updates on the conditions and the Shepler ferry schedule will be posted on the Shepler Ferry website and Facebook page beginning on April 21.


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: climate; ferry; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; iceage; maritime; michigan
I think its time to put all the global warmers out there with tiny little ice picks and make them clear a path.
1 posted on 04/14/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Somebody call John Engler and tell him that he's been cleared to drive his Oldsmobile to Mackinaw island.

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2 posted on 04/14/2014 10:13:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

How many people people still believe in AGW?


3 posted on 04/14/2014 10:18:31 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: cripplecreek

Warmal Colding!


4 posted on 04/14/2014 10:22:21 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: backwoods-engineer

The Polar Bear Strikes Back.


5 posted on 04/14/2014 10:23:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
They are getting snow in Chicago later on today.

It's April 14th!

6 posted on 04/14/2014 10:27:23 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: cripplecreek

The fudge! Wont somebody think of the fudge!?!


7 posted on 04/14/2014 10:28:42 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: cripplecreek

Saugatuck article?

Oh, FERRY....not fairy.

Never mind...


8 posted on 04/14/2014 10:28:47 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: VanDeKoik

When it gets cold like this the fudge won’t budge.


9 posted on 04/14/2014 10:29:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SamAdams76

It was 65 degrees when I got up this morning and its down to 50 now. Supposed to get down into the 20s overnight.


10 posted on 04/14/2014 10:30:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m always confused between Mackinac and Mackinaw. As I understand it, Mackinac is the island north of the town of Mackinaw. However, when I visited in-laws in Petoskey, they kept pronouncing the island “Mackinaw”.


11 posted on 04/14/2014 10:31:36 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: Marko413

I don’t think anyone really makes a distinction unless they’re going to one specific place.


12 posted on 04/14/2014 10:35:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

hovercraft!!


13 posted on 04/14/2014 10:37:04 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: cripplecreek; All

Listen, who are you gonna believe — Al Gore or your lying eyes...


14 posted on 04/14/2014 10:37:56 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Marko413
I’m always confused between Mackinac and Mackinaw.

It is one of those things that makes Michiganderians smile with disdain, especially when someone pronounces it with a hard C.

15 posted on 04/14/2014 10:39:03 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: GeronL

why is their snow in Austin??


16 posted on 04/14/2014 10:41:15 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Slyfox

Just be glad we don’t call it Fort Michilimackinac.


17 posted on 04/14/2014 10:42:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Wow, someone I know works on the Lakes, wonder where he is right now?


18 posted on 04/14/2014 10:44:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GeronL

Too bad they retired the original Mackinaw (WAGB-83)Now THAT was an icebreaker. I’m betting they could use her this spring.


19 posted on 04/14/2014 10:50:14 AM PDT by technically right
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To: VanDeKoik

Believe me, we Michiganders and Michigeese are indeed thinking about the FUDGE!


20 posted on 04/14/2014 10:53:07 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: areukiddingme1
I can here ol slick willy saying that too...

21 posted on 04/14/2014 10:54:12 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: SamAdams76

Hey Sam,
A few years ago the family were at the top of PikesPeak
Of July2nd and got 14 inches of snow


22 posted on 04/14/2014 10:54:54 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: cripplecreek

And it’s supposed to be in the 30’s in the Houston area tonight and tomorrow now. Lived down here for almost 30 years and don’t recall it ever being this cold this late in the year. Makes it even more bizarre because they are also announcing that hurricane season is about to start. Wouldn’t even consider going in the Gulf yet without an insulated wet suit.


23 posted on 04/14/2014 10:56:45 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: cripplecreek

Gorebull warming is a real witch.


24 posted on 04/14/2014 11:03:17 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s the beauty of calling it climate change now. Any unusual weather pattern and it’s climate change. You can’t argue with that. They’re probably kicking themselves in the pants right now that they didn’t call it that instead of global warming right away...


25 posted on 04/14/2014 11:06:53 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Marko413

It’s pronounced Mackinaw even when it’s spelled Mackinac.


26 posted on 04/14/2014 11:16:37 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: technically right

or they could use explosives - lots of them


27 posted on 04/14/2014 11:19:25 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: cripplecreek

I have been called to go back to the UP to work. I told him EFF U.. I aint coming up till June at least. He laughed a said that OK with him, there is 2 and a half feet of snow on the ground yet.


28 posted on 04/14/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT by crz
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To: cripplecreek

No worries...the ice will soon melt with MAN MADE global warming /sarc


29 posted on 04/14/2014 11:47:58 AM PDT by entropy12
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To: cripplecreek

Anybody in Mackinaw City or have any photos or videos?


30 posted on 04/14/2014 11:54:50 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: crz

And you can add a fresh 5” of white sh!t this morning and that’s in the central “banana belt” of the U.P..


31 posted on 04/14/2014 11:54:51 AM PDT by mcshot (..."And this too shall end.")
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To: publius911

Mackinaw bridge cam. There’s open water but not much.

http://www.mackinacbridge.org/bridge-cam-20/


32 posted on 04/14/2014 12:22:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Other UP Cams.

http://www.exploremunising.com/web-cams/


33 posted on 04/14/2014 12:26:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mcshot

They say another foot is coming thursday.

I aint going up till JUNE!


34 posted on 04/14/2014 12:33:13 PM PDT by crz
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To: cripplecreek

That’s a place I always wanted to visit.

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35 posted on 04/14/2014 12:36:26 PM PDT by Mears
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To: cripplecreek
Just make 'em go jump up and down on the ice.

A few will fall through but no great loss.

36 posted on 04/14/2014 12:53:20 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: crz

That is true. I live in the UP and we have had a snow storm beyond belief today. The wind is coming off Lake Superior at 30 MPH. Al Gore should clean it up.


37 posted on 04/14/2014 12:59:32 PM PDT by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: cripplecreek
Mackinaw bridge cam. There’s open water but not much.

Thanks. I didn't think of that. I do remember seeing videocams south of the bridge along the shoreline park in Mackinaw City.

38 posted on 04/14/2014 1:11:26 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Marko413

Both words are a contraction of “Michilimackinac”, generally thought to be the Ojibwa term for “Great Turtle”. “Mackinaw” is English; “Mackinac” is French. They are pronounced the same.


39 posted on 04/14/2014 2:16:12 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: the lastbestlady

Just Dam. I lived all my life in the UP..Iron Mountain area. In 04-05 I built a house down here near Kingman and moved down here. Except, I get called to go and work up there often.

Lots of cheap land about here if you all ever wanna get the hell out for a break.


40 posted on 04/14/2014 3:43:50 PM PDT by crz
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To: Jack Hydrazine
How many people people still believe in AGW?

Way too many.

Even worse, they believe the side step shuffle of "climate change" now, the bastard Appalachian stepson of AGW.

It's hard to imagine that a theory could model something 90-95% wrong, and the same people who made those models now suddenly say it's actually something else and are believed. Let's call it climate change! Yeah, it's really climate change! Look, over here, it's climate change!

It's as if some loon decided to convince everyone that submarines could fly, spends decades proving they can, then after it becomes apparent they don't, starts to claim they can drill straight through the earth to China.

41 posted on 04/14/2014 5:31:24 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Mr. Lucky; FrdmLvr; Slyfox; cripplecreek

Ahh that makes sense. Thanks all for clarifying that!


42 posted on 04/15/2014 9:24:10 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: Marko413

LOL! All those replies! Well, did you get the message? ;)


43 posted on 04/15/2014 10:37:04 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: GeronL

too expensive!


44 posted on 04/28/2014 1:35:48 PM PDT by skeptoid (The road to serfdom is being paved by RINO's, and Lisa Murkowski is their mascot.)
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