PUBLISHED: 5:10 PM on Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The M/V LeConte takes a giant breaking wave as the wind carries the spray over the entire ship between Shelter and Admiralty Islands near sunrise Jan. 24. Both cold and high winds have battered Southeast residents this week. When this photo was taken, the wind was measured by crew members to be blowing 70 knots and a peak gust of 120 knots that created sea spray and excessive icing. The icing aboard LeConte knocked out the ship's radar and GPS systems causing many delays.