Coast Guard Picture of the Week

130221-G-TG089-131 Sector New York harbor tug 50th Anniversary

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Coast Guard 65-foot harbor tugs (from left) Hawser, Line and Wire steam together on the Hudson River to celebrate 50 years since their commissioning in 1963, Feb 21, 2013. With the primary mission of ice breaking, the tugs break ice on New York Harbor and the Hudson River helping to facilitate shipping of vital supplies such as home heating oil. 

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson.