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EAST HADDAM — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Pendant was helmed briefly Thursday by the state’s senior senator, who spun her wheel port and starboard on the Connecticut River, driving the tug into huge floes of ice in an effort to clear the channel.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who flew in from Washington, D.C., Thursday morning, was on the Boston-based cutter as it left from Goodspeed Landing to observe what crews aboard these boats do every day. He said he hoped to bring his impressions to the U.S. Capitol.