The 678 foot long, 14350 dwt freighter Manistee became stuck in ice while proceeding in the Straits of Mackinac near the Mackinac Bridge.   The vessel contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched the cutter Biscayne Bay to the scene.  The cutter freed the Manistee and escorted the bulk carrier into Lake Huron.   No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.  The Coast Guard conducts ice-breaking on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan as part of Operation Taconite.   The Manistee proceeded safely on to its destination at Toledo, Ohio.

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