Backing Into An Ice Filled Berth
One could say that there has been a bit of ice on the waters around Annapolis Maryland for the last week or so and when ice and boats come into such close proximity the presence of an icebreaker is most often necessary. This past Friday I happened to catch sight of the State of Maryland icebreaker and buoy tender John C. Widener as it worked to break up the harbor ice so as to establish navigation channels for the boats needing to venture out that day.
The following photo show of six consecutive photographs depicts the steps used by its crew that afternoon in order to back the John C Widener into its iced filled berth.
Note: use the pause and continuation button, available when you position your mouse or track pad pointer on an individual slide show photograph, to freeze the presentation or to navigate back and forth in the series. Enjoy!
It really is quite the sight to watch one of these vessels at work breaking up the ice,
G J Gibson
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