Sunday, November 27, 2011

Canadian Cutter Samual Risley


The CCGS Samuel Risley visited Duluth this weekend.  The 228 foot Risley is a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker and buoy tender assigned to the Upper Great Lakes area (Central and Arctic Region).

Named after the 19th century maritime inspector Samuel Risley  for Upper Canada and Ontario, she is a light icebreaker with a capability to break ice up to two feet (600 mm) thick.

Based in the Great Lakes, CCGS Samuel Risley is responsible for keeping an ice-free passage between Port Colborne, Ontario and Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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