Good friends moved to Fairbanks in January; their first week there they faced -40 Fahrenheit. It’s been a mild cold spell in New York, by contrast.

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Below is a close up of what the cold does to the salty water of Arthur Kill over by Howland Hook the other day. Check out the Moran gallery.

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BoatNerd has some great photos of tugs doing icebreaking duty on the freshwater Great Lakes. Scroll through his tug pictures in the photo galleries.

Meanwhile, here’s more cold steaming in the Arthur Kill, ice on the portside of the K-Sea Maryland.

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Oh . . . wimp that I am, my fingers froze while I had my gloves off to take these pictures.

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