Bodies of Missing Maine Kayakers Located

Two kayakers who were reported missing near Portland, Maine, on Sunday evening were found unresponsive in their lifejackets about three miles southeast of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, at about 9 a.m., today and were later pronounced dead at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Chute-ing for safety

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Etta Smith On a cold, quiet Saturday morning in February, Coast Guard crews from seven different units throughout Maine, descended on the Snow Bowl for a two-day, national competition where more than 1,000 people competed for the fastest time down a steep, narrow, icy chute.

Video – Ice Breaking in the Penobscot River, Maine

The Coast Guard Cutter Bridle, from Southwest Harbor, Maine and the Cutter Tackle, from Rockland, Maine, both 65-foot harbor tugs, break ice in the Penobscot River, in Brewer, Maine, Jan. 16, 2009. The cutters have been breaking ice since December and the season often goes into March, depending on weather. Ice conditions remain moderate on the upper Penobscot and ice is expected to continue building...

Ice breaking operations underway on the Penobscot River

PORTLAND, Maine- Coast Guard Cutters Thunder Bay, Bridle and Tackle began ice breaking operations December 22 on the Penobscot River in Maine from the Interstate 395 Bridge to Bald Hill.

Coast Guard responds to bomb threat directed at Maine ferry

BOSTON – The Coast Guard responded today to a false report of a bomb onboard the ferry Cat, in Bar Harbor, Maine. At about 8 a.m., a 911 dispatcher notified the Coast Guard that someone had called in the threat. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Maine Marine Patrol, Maine State Police, Customs and Border Patrol, and other state and local agencies responded. Ferry...