These pictures were taken in March 2013 at Saugatuck State Park. The ice along the beach had broken up and was being battered by 4 or 5 feet waves driven by a strong and cold wind. There were areas of open water along the beach, small pools amid the thick ice blocks, and there were very thin chunks of sand coated ice bobbing through these pools. The dragging ice also left some very interesting patterns on the sand, both underwater and where it had pushed up on shore.
The second picture shows what happens to the ice mountains when the temperature starts to warm up in the Spring. I had a hard time getting up high enough to show it well, but the ice mounds wear away around the bottom edges and turn into giant toadstools. The one in the picture is probably 15 feet square above the water and the remaining base was about 6 feet across.