icebreaker http://kplu.org en Coast Guard Icebreaker Returns to Seattle After Trip To Antarctica http://kplu.org/post/coast-guard-icebreaker-returns-seattle-after-trip-antarctica <p>Following a 108-day trip to Antarctica, Seattle-built icebreaker Polar Star returned to its homeport&nbsp;at the U.S. Coast Guard base in Elliott Bay Friday.</p><p>The vessel, with its 75,000 horsepower, cut a path for a tanker and cargo ship to deliver supplies to a U.S. research station ahead of the coming Antarctic winter.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:12:46 +0000 Rae Ellen Bichell 15159 at http://kplu.org Coast Guard Icebreaker Returns to Seattle After Trip To Antarctica