February 26, 1997

Ice Observations for Marquette Area Provided by Marlene

along the rock cut coming into town, there still remains about 20' or so of thick mountainous, ok, hilly ice shelf. extending beyond that as the eye can see, the ice is thin and very transparent, striated in appearance, and continues this way all the up to the power plant. lower harbor has the same looking ice. from mccartys cove area to picnic rocks, there is an ice sheet that in reality is a multitude of small/ medium pieces of thick , white ice, crammed against the shore line and is about 30' out there and beyond that is free flowing water. from picnic rocks to presque isle there is no ice. water flows freely as far north to the horizon on which is a thin layer of white.