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In this Dec. 26, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard the icebreaker Mackinaw maintains a shipping lane on the St. Marys River linking Lakes Superior and Huron. It’s been so bitterly cold for so long in the Upper Midwest that the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice. The last time they came this close was in 1994, when 94 percent of the lakes’ surface was frozen. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard

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**FILE** Crewmen on a U.S. Coast Guard vessel watch the first heat of the first round of the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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**FILE** Crewmen on a U.S. Coast Guard vessel watch the first heat of the first round of the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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The freighter Algosea, passes by the U. S. Coast Guard cutter Neah Bay on the St. Clair River Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 while the coast guard breaks up the ice. Ice breaking crews have been working long hours to clear a way for commercial vessels. (AP Photo/Times Herald,Beth Leblanc)

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In this image from video provided by the U.S. Coast Guard a Coast Guard helicopter crew hoists one of four people from the 42-foot sailboat Be Good Too, background, about 300 miles off Virginia's coast Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014. Be Good Too was headed to the British Virgin Islands from New York when the crew contacted the Coast Guard on Monday. The Coast Guard says the crew reported that the sailboat was disabled and adrift. The sailboat's crew was rescued around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. (AP Photo/US Coast Guard)

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In a Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Coast guard, the crew aboard the Coast Guard cutter Shearwater searches for a sailor who has been missing since a Navy helicopter with five crew members aboard crashed in the ocean off the Virginia coast Wednesday, about 20 miles east of Cape Henry, Va. Two Navy helicopters rescued four of the five crew members and the Coast Guard continues to search for the fifth person. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Fireman Samantha May)

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In a Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Coast guard, the crew aboard the Coast Guard cutter Shearwater searches for a sailor who has been missing since a Navy helicopter with five crew members aboard crashed in the ocean off the Virginia coast Wednesday, about 20 miles east of Cape Henry, Va. Two Navy helicopters rescued four of the five crew members and the Coast Guard continues to search for the fifth person. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Fireman Samantha May)