COAST GUARD CREW WATCHING ICE ON THE HUDSON RIVER.
Petty Officer Steven Connolly (L) and Petty Officer Jacob Betts (R) watch the ice from the deck of the United States Coast Guard ice breaking tug "Wire," as it ploughs through the ice up to a foot thick on the Hudson River in New York January 16, 2004. The tug was breaking a path for barges and other commercial vessels. The northeast has seen record lows, some of which have been in the record books for over 100 years. REUTERS/Chip East CME/JDP