Coast Guard announces Piscataqua River closure near Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

Coast Guard announces Piscataqua River closure near Sarah Mildred Long Bridge
BOSTON — The Piscataqua River, in the vicinity of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, will be closed to all marine traffic for a 10-day period from 6 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2017 to approximately 6 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2017. The river closure will enable Maine Department of Transportation (ME DOT) and Cianbro Construction to install the new lift span across the main shipping channel...

Coast Guard rescues 27 from disabled vessel against Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

Coast Guard rescues 27 from disabled vessel against Sarah Mildred Long Bridge
BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued 27 passengers and crew aboard a disabled vessel Friday in the Piscataqua River, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a report at 3:05 p.m. Friday that the vessel Celia Thaxter had become disabled and was being pushed against the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge by the current. Multiple Coast Guard and New Hampshire...