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Ice Buildup Causes Concern for Boaters on Delaware Bay

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LEWES, Del. (AP) - The icy waters are causing inconvenience for shipping and ferry traffic on Delaware Bay as the area prepares for another winter blast.

Ice has been building up along the shoreline at Cape Henlopen. The Pilots Association for the Bay and River Delaware has contracted a tug boat to keep a passage open on the bay so that aluminum-hulled boats can pass through.

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry suspended service for several days recently because of the ice pack.

Capt. Jonathan Kemmerley, chairman of the Marine Advisory Committee for the Bay and River Delaware says the situation is bad, but it's been worse in the past. In the winter of 1994 to 1995, he says the ice was so thick that people could walk across the bay.

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