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"Look out behind you !"

Turku, Finland 13/03/2006.
My shipping journalist and photographer pal Risto awaits the arrival of the next icebreaker ....!
Note the truck and car tracks on the ice.
Regards, Rick

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All you need was a light on your bonnet and you would of made a good nav aid
 

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Nice photo Rick,
In 1967 when I was onboard M/S "Else Reith" we were on charter to a Finnish company, and in the winter it was not unusual in some area's to see people on ski's waiting to cross the ice after your ship had gone past.
The maddening thing is I never got any photos of them.

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Giddy , don't laugh ! I reckon it happens out there!!

Frank, it never ceases to amaze me that the local lake hopping ferries in Finland , of which there are hundreds , shut down in winter and are laid up in special little protected berths normally on the other side of their loading ramps.

On my first visit to central Finland many years ago , I naively asked " How do the cars and trucks get across in winter then ? "

The reply: " They drive over the ice, of course".

The sight of an artic driving across a lake has to be seen...

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Had 3 winter seasons up there with UBC and agree you se some strange sights
 

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I remember seeing a car on the ice on the river in Ottawa one January and thinking they must be nuts. Apparently a few cars go through it every now and then. An artic though !!!!!!

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It used to make me laugh when I saw for the first time, how the dockers used to push the big chunks of broken ice away from the dock side with the long wooden poles, so that the ship could tie up.

Do they still do that, or have they got another method of moving the ice?

Frank
 

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