Governor Cuomo Announces New Ice Breaking Tugboat to Clear Ice and Help Prevent Shoreline Flooding Along the Niagara River

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 18:12

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today welcomed a new ice breaking tugboat designated to work in the Niagara River to help alleviate shoreline flooding and reduce the likelihood of ice limiting the power production at large hydro plants along the Niagara River. The "Breaker II" joins a fleet of three boats that work every winter to install the Lake Erie - Niagara River Ice Boom - a series of 22 spans of steel pontoons that straddle the mouth of the Niagara River and work to prevent large ice formations from traveling up river. 

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