Obviously it’s winter, but the action on the Great Lakes doesn’t come to a halt. Thanks to cooperation between the United States Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Detroit River and those connected waterways can remain passable. But it’s a wild ride to make that happen.
This is a one minute video aboard the 140 foot long USCG Cutter Bristol Bay while they work with their Canadian counterparts to get a tug, Everlast, with the barge, Norman McLeod, down the river.
In a combined effort with the Canadians, the Bristol Bay’s crew helped the tug and barge travel from Sarnia, Ontario, to Windsor, Ontario, in less then a day.
The video was shot by USCG Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Gould.