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PENOBSCOT BAY In the News


 

This section of the PENOBSCOT BAY site contains a growing archive of newspaper articles, video clips, and other news coverage of the cutter and its operations since her keel was laid in 1983. The archive is organized by year and by subject. All items are made available with permission of the applicable source and copyright is reserved. News articles and Web clippings are available as PDF files, or in some cases, .jpg files; link here to download the necessary plug-ins if you do not have them.

If you are a former PENOBSCOT BAY sailor or simply a Coast Guard icebreaker buff in possession of additional coverage of the cutter that is not featured here, please contact us so that we might reprint the content here.

An asterisk (*) indicates PENOBSCOT BAY was unable to determine an exact date of publication when the item in question was digitized. If you are a former crewmember or other individual with information that might assist us in determining when any of these items was published, please contact us.



1985

 

Commissioning


WEBMASTER's NOTE: Additional documents and photographs pertaining to the PENOBSCOT BAY's launch, Christening, and Commissioning are available elsewhere in the Ship's History Archive and "Media Center" sections of our Web site. Ship's history documents are available here; photographs digitized from original negatives are available here.

"Advanced new tug marks a milestone for US firm," Lloyd's List, January 7, 1985



1991-1993*


WEBMASTER's NOTE: In the process of digitizing this archive, PENOBSCOT BAY was unable to determine the exact dates on which some items in this section were published. Comparing personnel records to the names of crewmembers quoted in these articles allowed us to date the articles to a specific year or years, but we were unable to definitively determine dates of publication. If you are a former crewmember or other individual with information that might assist us in determining a publication date, please contact us.

 

Icebreaking operations

"Bay-class breakers keep Hudson clear," First Word, 1991, 1992, or 1993, precise date unknown*

Aids to navigation maintenance

"Restoring a Bygone Era; CGC PENOBSCOT BAY's Crew Lends a Hand in Renovating a Maritime Treasure," Commandant's Bulletin, August 1993



1994-1995*


WEBMASTER's NOTE: In the process of digitizing this archive, PENOBSCOT BAY was unable to determine the exact dates on which some items in this section were published. Comparing personnel records to the names of crewmembers quoted in these articles allowed us to date the articles to a specific year or years, but we were unable to definitively determine dates of publication. If you are a former crewmember or other individual with information that might assist us in determining a publication date, please contact us.


Icebreaking operations

"Coast Guard Icebreakers Work to Make the Hudson Passable," The New York Times, February 18, 1994

"Smashing, bashing all in a day's work," Troy (N.Y.) Record, 1994, precise date unknown*

"Breaking the ice," Troy (N.Y.) Record, 1993, 1994, or 1995, precise date unknown*

"Coast Guard opens ice-locked river," Troy (N.Y.) Record, 1994 or 1995, precise date unknown*



1996

 

Icebreaking operations

"It takes men of steel to break river of ice," Albany (N.Y.) Times Union, February 11, 1996. Link here for an HTML version (article only; no photos) available on the Times Union Web site. Used by permission of the Times Union, Albany, N.Y.



1997

 

Crew completes community service project in Catskill, New York, during the 1997 ice season

"Coast Guard crewmen install ceiling tiles at the Catskill Community Center," Catskill (N.Y.) Daily Mail, February 22, 1997

"A colorful way to spend free time; Coast Guard vols paint community center," Kingston (N.Y.) Daily Freeman, February 27, 1997

PENOBSCOT BAY delivers decommissioned Navy fighter to new home in Albany

"Navy A-6 Intruder arrives in Albany on journey to Aerosciences Museum," Schenectady (N.Y.) Daily Gazette, April 18, 1997



2000


Icebreaking operations

"Breaching a Frozen Blockade," The New York Times, February 4, 2000



2001


Icebreaking operations

"Breaking it up on the Hudson," Coast Guard Magazine, April 2001



2002


Aids to navigation maintenance

"High Light Duty; Crew from N.J. cutter is sprucing up the NL Harbor Light," The Day (New London, Conn.), May 1, 2002



2003


Icebreaking operations

"Moving Up the Hudson Against the Floe; After Two Easy Winters, a Fleet of Icebreakers Is Back on the River," The New York Times, January 25, 2003



2007


Icebreaking operations

"Breaking river's icy grip (page 1) (page 2)," Albany (N.Y.) Times Union, March 4, 2007. Link here for an HTML version (article only; no photos) available on the Times Union Web site. Used by permission of the Times Union, Albany, N.Y.

Partnership in Education

"Recruiting 'Junior' cops; Junior Police Academy takes excursion to see Coast Guard," Nutley (N.J.) Sun, August 9, 2007



2008


PENOBSCOT BAY deployment to St. Lawrence Seaway

"International Cooperation Along the Seaway," Cornwall (Ontario) Seaway News, April 11, 2008

"Coast Guard Cutter PENOBSCOT BAY returns after joint mission with Canadian Coast Guard," Coast Guard press release, April 14, 2008

Enforcement of marine safety at Port of Albany

"Ship allides with pier at fuel containment facility," Coast Guard press release, December 29, 2008



2009


Winter 2008-2009 icebreaking operations


WEBMASTER's NOTE: Images from the 2008-2009 ice season are available elsewhere on this site and on our Facebook.com fan page; a gallery of images by freelance photographer Craig Ruttle is available here on our Facebook site; images from Times Union photographer Skip Dickstein are also available.
"River gets big breaks (page 1) (page 2)" Albany (N.Y.) Times Union, January 22, 2009. Link here for an HTML version (article and photos) available on the Times Union Web site. Several photographs by Times Union photographer Skip Dickstein that accompanied the article are available here on our Facebook.com fan page. Used by permission of the Times Union, Albany, N.Y.

"Crushing Hudson River ice," capitalnews9.com, February 5, 2009; accompanying video news story available here as aired in February 2009

"Coast Guard meets challenge of frozen river," MidHudsonNews.com, February 4, 2009; coverage of official visit to PENOBSCOT BAY by U.S. Rep. John Hall (NY-19), who embarked to observe icebreaking operations north of West Point, New York; a gallery of images from the visit is available here

"View from the Top (Ice #20)," Chronogram Magazine, February 25, 2009 

Rescue of entangled humpback whale east of Sandy Hook, N.J.


WEBMASTER's NOTE: Photographs of the rescue operation taken by PENOBSCOT BAY crewmembers are available in a photo gallery here on our Facebook.com fan page; two of the images were syndicated by the Associated Press and appeared in over 50 newspapers across the U.S.
"Humpback whale caught in netting off the coast," Newsday.com, February 25, 2009

"Humpback Whale Is Stuck Off Sandy Hook," City Room Blog, The New York Times, February 25, 2009

"Humpback Whale Stuck in Net Near Sandy Hook; Coast Guard Enforces Security Zone," MyFoxNY.com, February 25, 2009

"Coast Guard establishes 500-yard safety zone around entangled humpback whale," Coast Guard press release, February 25, 2009

"Coast Guard continues to enforce security zone around entangled whale," Coast Guard press release, February 25, 2009

"Whale Caught in Netting off Sandy Hook," Staten Island Advance, February 26, 2009; photographs by PENOBSCOT BAY crewmember BM3 Pedro Lopez featured on the Advance front page

"Entangled whale freed from fishing gear in NJ," Associated Press, February 26, 2009

"Humpback whale off N.J. coast saved," Newsday, February 26, 2009

"Stranded Whale Breaks Free," NBCNewYork.com, February 26, 2009

"Humpback Whale Trapped off New Jersey Draws Rescuers," Bloomberg News, February 26, 2009

"Whale freed from fishing gear off Sandy Hook, N.J., coast," Coast Guard press release, February 26, 2009

"Whale Becomes Free (Though Injured) Willy," City Room Blog, The New York Times, February 27, 2009


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