Coast Guard Breaks Up Ice on Kennebec River

Thunder Bay breaks ice along the Kennebec River, in Gardiner, Maine, March 27, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.
Thunder Bay breaks ice along the Kennebec River, in Gardiner. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.

According to the Portland Press Herald, the Coast Guard’s 140’ Thunder Bay, the largest ice-breaking ship in Maine, has been working on the Kennebec River to reduce the threat of flooding.

The Thunder Bay began its mission in Bath and reached Richmond around 11:00 a.m., breaking through ice of between 8” and 12” thick.

Three 65’ Coast Guard cutters plan to continue the ice-breaking mission to Gardiner through Saturday.

Read more about the ice-breaking mission on the Kennebec River.