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Barge improvises icebreaker to get across Spring Lake

4 monthes ago   |   By Wood TV

SPRING LAKE, Mich. - Residents along a portion of Spring Lake have witnessed quite a show the last few days as a barge carrying excavation equipment had to think on their feet once the ice thickened up.
“We see a lot of eagles, see a lot of boaters, see a lot of walkers - but no barges in the ice,” said Mike Simcik, who lives near Lakeshore Beach on the south shore of Spring Lake. “They gave a lot of thought to this. Very creative, resourceful people.”
The barge began its slow trek to Grand Haven earlier this week. Crews from Harbor Hawk, a local company that builds seawalls and other...
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