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I've been checking on wrecks in the LI Sound and was suprised to see that some of the wrecks dating back more than a century were caused by pack ice. Has there ever been pack ice in the Sound recently. I'm over 30 years old and can only remember a severe winter where the Hudson had significant ice. I can't imagine the Sound freezing up or having ice problems. Was the climate that different or am I missing something? I suspect that maybe the ships actually ran into problems in the bays and were dragged out to the sound to be abandoned? In regards to other posts about pollock and cod being caught from the beaches I am wondering if the warming of our waters has more to do than overfishing. If anyone has any thoughts or indepth knowledge of historical conditions of the LI Sound it would be appreciated.