Chesapeake Bay ice challenges commerce, navigation and fishing

Sheets of ice up to a foot thick in the Chesapeake Bay have beached small boats and fishermen, hampered operations at the port of Baltimore and kept one Coast Guard cutter busy tending to stranded islanders for more than a week amid the worst freeze in decades. For watermen who don’t risk the icy waters of the bay, the winter months can still take a toll. Some have lost nearly a month’s work, Brown said. “Some parts of the bay have been frozen for the whole month of February,” Read the rest here 16:46

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