Coast Guard and state agencies advise public to remove fish shacks on Kennebec River

GARDINER, Maine — As ice jams continue to cause problems on the Kennebec River, the Coast Guard, Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Marine Resources are advising anyone with a fishing shack still out on the Kennebec to remove it immediately, if they can do so safely.

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.