Coast Guard Begins Icebreaking on the Hudson River

Ice in the Hudson River, as seen from a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary overflight of Kingston, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2011. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary NEW YORK – The Coast Guard has commenced icebreaking operations on the Hudson River as temperatures continue to fall and waters freeze. A fleet of Coast Guard icebreaking ships – or cutters – will help maintain waterways used by commercial...

Coast Guard begins icebreaking on Great Lakes

From the Duluth News Tribune The U.S. Coast Guard began its Great Lakes icebreaking operations today, launching what it calls “Operation Taconite.” The effort involves not only Lake Superior but the St. Marys River, the Straits of Mackinac and Lake Michigan.