The Times' favorite summer vacation photos from readers in 2014

Clearing The Way

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The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bollard heads up the Connecticut River toward Hartford as it breaks up ice, as seen from the Arrigoni Bridge, connecting Portland and Middletown. A primary winter mission for the 65-foot Bollard is to break up ice so barges can pass through. With so many days of... TOM BROWN