This photo of Gloucester Harbor with ice flows was taken in 1918. The harbor has been frozen solid in the past.
It could be worse, like the plight of the Russian Akademik Shokalskiy research ship, which has been frozen in the ice in Antarctica. One of the rescue ships, a Chinese icebreaker, also got stuck. Thankfully, the wind changed and they’re all free of the ice, with no lives lost.
The USCG Polar Star, the most powerful heavy icebreaker in the world, has been en route to the frozen ships, but will continue on it’s resupply mission to our base in Antarctica.