Small But Mighty Tugboat Breaks Ice on Maine's Penobscot River

A small but mighty icebreaking boat was in action on Maine’s Penobscot River as part of a program to support Northeastern communities through the winter months.

Footage posted by the US Coast Guard Sector Northern New England shows the USCGC Tackle breaking ice on the Penobscot River as part of OPRENEW. Ice can be heard cracking and breaking as the boat moves down the river.

Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OPRENEW) is an annual Coast Guard program that supports communities in the Northeastern United States. Goals include helping prevent loss of life on the water and making sure communities have fuel, food, and medical supplies. Credit: US Coast Guard Sector Northern New England via Storyful

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