Aggrieved by the frigid spell that’s gripped most of the Chesapeake Bay from the “Ice Princess” Elsa. Maryland DNR took the necessary steps to help open waterways. Back Creek recently had a visit from the John C. Widener icebreaker boat. First responders, like U.S. Coast Guard crews, and commercial crews count on the DNR icebreakers to keep them on the water and safe.
M/V J.C. WIDENER – Captain Jeff Lill – 73′ Buoy Tender 525 HP- (6-8″) of ice breaking capability — Areas of responsibility will include Annapolis Harbor; Back Creek; South River; Spa Creek to Truxton Park; Magothy River to Deep Cr. #1; Severn River to the Rt. 50/301 bridge and West River to # 6 Councillors Pt.
Pictures Courtesy of Stephen Badger (Public Affairs Officer, Office of Communications DNR)