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LSSU Engineering crew cleans up Algonquin Trail after storm

Posted: May 19th, 2011

CUTTING CREW -- A team of Lake Superior State University students, faculty and staff took time out from their studies and work recently to clear trees from the Algonquin Ski Trail in Sault Ste. Marie. The trail was blocked by dozens of trees after a storm brought them down on May 11. The storm, with winds gusting to 60 mph, brought down trees throughout the area, knocked out electrical power and damaged buildings and other property. In the photo above, LSSU Engineering Professor Paul Duesing is putting a chainsaw to work. Duesing was accompanied by three students and LSSU Laboratory Engineer Jon Coullard. Mechanical engineering students Jon Spencer of West Branch, Ted Dilworth of Charlevoix and Tim Verstrate of Greenville are all working in the LSSU Product Development Center for the summer. (Photo by Jon Coullard/LSSU)