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    Breaking ice on the Penobscot River - Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard | of | Share this photo

    The United States Coast Guard cutter Thunder Bay encounters heavy ice on the Penobscot River on Tuesday. The work was slow going, and the crew reported they were moving through thick ice at a rate of about 600 yards in 90 minutes.

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    The Coast Guard cutter Thunder Bay, visible at the center of the photo, breaks through ice on the Penobscot River on Tuesday. The Coast Guard reported that there is "a lot more ice than normal" because temperatures have been so cold.

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    The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Thunder Bay cuts a swath through ice on the Penobscot River on Tuesday. The work is to prevent ice jam flooding in Bangor.

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    USCG cutters Bridle and Tackle work on ice at the edge of the Penobscot River on Tuesday.

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    Breaking ice on the Penobscot River - Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard | of | Share this photo

    A piece of ice about 7 feet deep was dislodged by ice-breaking operations on the Penobscot River on Tuesday.

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    The ice on the Penobscot River is thick and the United States Coast Guard began breaking it near Brewer on Tuesday and were expected to continue the operation for up to three days.

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