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...

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 – Maine cutters continue flood relief

KENNEBEC RIVER, MAINE- The Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay, a 140-foot icebreaking tug from New London, Conn., plows through a layer of ice on the Kennebec River Monday, March 23, 2009, to help with flood relief as warmer spring temperatures melt snow and ice on shore.

Coast Guard crews prepare to break up ice in Maine rivers

PORTLAND, Maine- Coast Guard crews in Maine are preparing for ice-breaking missions on the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers in the coming weeks.

Coast Guard seeking public input in Kennebec River waterway study

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard is conducting a waterways analysis review of the Kennebec River in Maine, to determine the effectiveness of aids to navigation in the river.