Sector Northern New England, through its 19 sub-units and over 1,100 Active, Civilian, Reserve and Auxiliary personnel, executes operational missions across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and northeastern New York in an area of responsibility that spans over 5,000 miles of coastline and 11,000 square nautical miles of water. It includes a number of coastal and river cargo ports, cruise ship destinations, and the waters of Lake Champlain.
With over 1,000 deep draft vessels arriving annually, the ports account for the movement of significant bulk and container freight. In addition, many ferries and tour boats operate in the region, transporting millions of passengers and serving as vital links to island communities and bordering states.
Recreational boating and commercial fishing are vital to the region's economy, with thousands of fishing vessels and small craft transiting the waters Sector-wide.
Boat building remains a strong regional tradition with new vessels constructed each year. Other unique features of the Sector's area of responsibility include joint protection and response missions along the Canadian border and the continued support and rapport shared with local Native American Tribal communities.
The Sector provides support services in Portland to USCGC MARCUS HANNA, Electronic Support Detachment (ESD) South Portland, and
Industrial Production Facility (IPF) South Portland.
In addition, Sector Field Office (SFO) Southwest Harbor provides support services to USCGC ABBIE BURGESS (Rockland) and ESD Southwest Harbor.
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