Go along with the Alder

On March 13th, 2013, the US Coast Guard cutter Alder made her second ice breaking trip of the new season. She retraced some of the tracks she broke out on Monday and went under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge to open a track to the end of the ice pack, about 5 1/2 miles out.


  1. Actually got to take a similar trip on the Alder over NewYears. Brought back some good memories. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jim McCandless says:

    Great video. Sitting in florida and watching. Great

  3. Great fun to watch. I love the horns for the bridge and the sounds of the ice breaking….very proud of you all.
    Thank you

  4. Casey Culbertson says:

    Thanks for sharing! That was awesome!!!

  5. Thanks Ken, that was great to watch.

  6. Stan and Jan Burns says:

    Best video ever. It felt like we were on the boat, nice to have the narrative.

  7. Great video, thanks for shooting the footage and making it available! Spring’s gotta be just around the corner although a long string of cold nights are in the forecast for the near future, so the Alder, Mackinaw, and Biscayne Bay might have their work cut out for them in the harbor.

  8. Rita Carleski says:

    Thanks, Ken for that fantastic video! I think this is the best one yet. A great picture of the Ryerson. Love the in your face ice breaking on the lake. The sounds of the bridge are music to my ears! The best of the best!

    Rita from Georgia

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