The record-breaking cold wave that hit the Eastern United States is receding. The news is?
Ship leaving port
Captain stearing ship
Ship going through ice (2 shots)
Radar on ship
More of ship going through ice (3 shots)
Sailors breaking ice and clearing ice on ship
Background: The record-breaking cold wave that hit the Eastern United States is receding. The news is that in the West Army Helicopters were still rescuing snow-bound families in Indiana and amightyice-jam has idled shipping on the Mississippi.
Homes in the Great Lakes area flet the need for more fuel oil as a result of the great freeze. The oil tanker Travis City Socony left East Chicago, Indiana with a cargo of six hundred thousand gallons of fuel oil for Milwaukee.
Lake Michigan was so cold, even the radar had to be wrapped in a burlap. The coast-guard ice-breaker Mackinac had to break a path through the ice for the tanker.
The trip, across Lake Michigan, normally considered a milk run, took twice as long as normal. The tanker, encrusted with ice, finally made it.