• US Coast Guard January 28, 2022 3:38 am

    USCG Cutter Bollard Breaks Ice on Connecticut River

    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bollard is breaking ice on the Connecticut River once again. The 65-foot vessel has been breaking ice in the state since the 1950s. “It’s just an awesome sight to see. The parting of the water- it is nature at its finest out here,” said Kathleen Jenkins of Deep River, as she watched the Bollard...

  • Coast Guard February 18, 2021 12:16 am

    Coast Guard Cutter Bollard Breaks Ice on Connecticut River

    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bollard was out on the Connecticut River Wednesday, breaking through thick sheets of ice covering the river. Bollard is one of 11 cutters working in the northeast for Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters, or OP RENEW. The cutter clears a channel for traffic and works to prevent ice dams from building up and causing…

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