Coast Guard to break ice on Kennebec, Penobscot Rivers

Coast Guard to break ice on Kennebec, Penobscot Rivers
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Cutters Shackle and Tackle break ice along the Penobscot River in Brewer, Maine, in this Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson) BOSTON — The Coast Guard urges the public to remove their ice fishing shacks as soon as safely possible from the Kennebec and Penobscot...

Coast Guard completes mid-winter ice-breaking effort on Kennebec River in Maine

Coast Guard completes mid-winter ice-breaking effort on Kennebec River in Maine
Coast Guard Cutter Bridle file photo by Chief Petty Officer Marc Moore BOSTON – The Coast Guard completed their ice-breaking operations on the Kennebec River, in Maine, Monday following a seven-day push that extended to Richmond, Maine. In response to the Maine Emergency Management Agency’s request to break out the Kennebec River, the Coast Guard relocated the 140-foot Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot...

Coast Guard urges public to remove ice fishing shacks, stay off Kennebec River, Maine

Coast Guard urges public to remove ice fishing shacks, stay off Kennebec River, Maine
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay breaks ice along the Kennebec River, in this file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is urging the public to remove ice fishing shacks and to stay off the Kennebec River Monday as ice breaking operations on the river are planned to begin Tuesday and last through the week. This operation, typically known as the Kennebec...

Coast Guard ice breakers make progress on the Penobscot River

Coast Guard ice breakers make progress on the Penobscot River
Coast Guard Cutter Tackle file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone BOSTON – Coast Guard ice breakers continue to steadily break ice in the Penobscot River Thursday to help the broken ice drift down river and out to sea. The Rockland-based Coast Guard Cutter Tackle, and Southwest Harbor-based Coast Guard Cutter Bridle crews have been working in tandem to break the ice during the high tide,...

Maine based Coast Guard cutters break ice to mitigate flood danger on Kennebec River

Maine based Coast Guard cutters break ice to mitigate flood danger on Kennebec River
Coast Guard Cutter Tackle breaks ice on the Kennebec River, Maine, April 1, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone) BOSTON – The Coast Guard broke ice this week in the main channel of the Kennebec River from Merrymeeting Bay to Gardiner, Maine. This reduced the risk of ice jam flooding as snow and river ice melt. Spring runoff from rain and melting snow can cause choke...

Coast Guard breaks ice on Kennebec River – video

Coast Guard breaks ice on Kennebec River - video
BOSTON — Coast Guard crews broke ice, Thursday, to reduce the risk of flooding as snow and river ice begins to melt and flow out to sea along the main channel of the Kennebec River from Merrymeeting Bay, Maine, to Gardiner, Maine. This operation, known as Operation Spring Break-out, signals the closing stages of the Coast Guard’s 2013-2014 winter icebreaking season. The crew of the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard to conduct Kennebec River ice breaking operations

BOSTON – U.S. Coast Guard units in Maine are scheduled to begin ice-breaking operations on the Kennebec River during the week of March 12, 2012. The public is being advised to remove their fish shacks as soon as possible, if safe to do so, in advance of Coast Guard ice-breaking operations. “Anyone who still has ice fishing shacks or gear on the Kennebec River should remove them as soon as...

Coast Guard suspends Kennebec River search for missing Phippsburg man

USCG file photoSOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Coast Guard has suspended its search at 12:10 p.m., April 8, 2011, for the Phippsburg man who went missing on the Kennebec River near Georgetown Island, Maine. Richard Lemont has been missing since noon April 7, when he was last seen leaving Phippsburg in an aluminum skiff. Coast Guard crews searched approximately 12 square miles for 23 hours for Lemont....

Coast Guard to commence Kennebec River ice breaking

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder BayPORTLAND, Maine — Coast Guard units in Maine are scheduled to begin ice-breaking operations on the Kennebec River, March 12, 2011. Forecasted precipitation has increased the risk that river ice may move and potentially jam, causing coastal flooding. To reduce the risk of property damage, the Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Maine Emergency Management Agency, National...