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Frozen Lake Superior strands freighters in Lake Huron

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The calendar may say we are well into spring, but 40% of Lake Superior is still frozen.

That ice cover is forcing more than a dozen coal and iron ore freighters to stay parked in Lake Huron. That ice could also have a serious impact on tourism in Michigan's UP and on Mackinaw island.

Last year, Coast Guard cutters broke up the ice by April 20th, but it will take several weeks longer this year.
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