The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Boating Services will have four vessels available during the 2018- 2019 ice season. The icebreaking schedule listed below is the basic guideline to start the season noting that changes to the schedule may occur based on the severity of ice incurred this season. A heavy ice season may restrict our ability to reach every area on a regular basis due to each vessel's icebreaking capabilities, USCG restrictions, weather conditions, tidal levels and the possible need to relocate vessels to areas of greater need.
Requests for service should be directed to John Gallagher of Hydrographic Operations at 410-643-6521 or by cell phone 443-534-9610. You can e-mail the office John.Gallagher1@maryland.gov for specific instructions or emergencies. Information will be sent to the individual captains through our office.
We are encouraging all commercial watermen to move their vessels to areas near our Icebreakers or Natural Resources Police patrol boat stations prior to freezing conditions.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)