Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Operation Coal Shovel(Winter 2021) with CCGS Griffon and CCGS Samuel Risley
Description
Creator
Bédard, D., Photographer
Description
The CCGS Griffon docked in the Port of Windsor overnight Tuesday, down at Dieppe. She's a part of the ice-breaking team that run Operation Coal Shovel to keep the lower Great Lakes shipping moving during the heavy freeze.
It's a joint Canadian-US operation with the US CGC NEAH BAY and CGC BRISTOL BAY, along with her sister ship CCGS Samuel L. Risley.

CCGS Griffon is the biggest of the ice-breaking team, at 72m (235ft).

The CCGS Samuel Risley was docked down at Dieppe on the following evening. At 70m (230ft) she is slightly smaller than CCGS Griffon.
Date of Original
Winter 2021
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Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.3196297174972 Longitude: -83.0433191748047
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Operation Coal Shovel(Winter 2021) with CCGS Griffon and CCGS Samuel Risley


The CCGS Griffon docked in the Port of Windsor overnight Tuesday, down at Dieppe. She's a part of the ice-breaking team that run Operation Coal Shovel to keep the lower Great Lakes shipping moving during the heavy freeze.
It's a joint Canadian-US operation with the US CGC NEAH BAY and CGC BRISTOL BAY, along with her sister ship CCGS Samuel L. Risley.

CCGS Griffon is the biggest of the ice-breaking team, at 72m (235ft).

The CCGS Samuel Risley was docked down at Dieppe on the following evening. At 70m (230ft) she is slightly smaller than CCGS Griffon.