Crew members from Coast Guard Station Lorain, Ohio, and the kids and instructors from the Spirit of America Youth Boating Program smile big for a group photo following a tour aboard the station's 45-foot response boat on Lake Erie, July 18, 2014.

The Station Lorain crew showed the group the kind of jobs the Coast Guard does on a daily basis.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Yaw

Kids prepare for the future by training today

The lapping of the waves against the boat’s hull was barely audible over the excited chatter of the kids. ‘Coming up,’ shouted the coxswain from inside the cabin. In a flash, eyes widened as the engines roared to life and […]


Bainbridge Feature

Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Seaman Meleah Bainbridge, Aids to Navigation Team Buffalo, N.Y.

Mt Vernon, Ohio native, Seaman Maleah Bainbridge, reported aboard Aids to Navigation Team Buffalo from recruit basic training, June 2010. She worked hard to quickly become qualified as an aids to navigation crewmember aboard the station’s two boats. She then […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Fireman Joshua E. Seiltz, STANT Kenosha, Wis.

Fireman Joshua E. Seiltz, a Wisconsin native, reported to Station – Aids-to-Navigation Team Kenosha, Wisconsin from recruit basic training in January 2012.From his first day at the STANT, Seiltz showed a dedication and initiative that far exceeded that expected of […]


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BM3 Kyle Love named Ohio’s 2014 Boating Officer of the Year

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Love was named the 2014 Boating Officer of the Year for the state of Ohio by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, Thursday.   Love, a boarding officer at Coast Guard […]


Frazier Feature

Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: ME3 Joshua Frazier, Station Milwaukee

Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Frazier is a maritime enforcement specialist temporarily assigned to Coast Guard Station Milwaukee where he has proven himself to be a force multiplier. While normally assigned at Sector Lake Michigan, also located in Milwaukee, he […]


Rosner Feature

Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: AMT3 Nick Rosner, Air Station Detroit, Mich.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Rosner is stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, located on Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township, Michigan. He was raised in Traverse City, Michigan, enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2007, and […]


Rosa Feature

Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Fireman Kole Rosa, STANT Two Rivers, Wis.

Nearly every unit in the Coast Guard is considered “multi-mission” but few units exercise that philosophy to the same extent as the Station/Aids to Navigation Teams. These units are responsible for the search-and-rescue, law enforcement, and ports waterways and coastal […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: ME3 Corey Tull, Station Calumet Harbor, Chicago, Ill.

The city of Chicago is the third largest city in America, located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, and it plays host to a large boating and water sports community. Ensuring the safety of those that venture out on […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MK2 Taylor Staniewicz, ANT Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Staniewicz, a machinery technician currently assigned to Aids to Navigation Team Sault Ste. Marie is a major contributing factor to keeping and maintaining a high morale at his unit. Staniewicz, a native of Montrose, NY, […]


Wilcox Feature

Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MK2 Justin Wilcox, Coast Guard Station Duluth, Minn.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Wilcox, a machinery technician currently assigned to Coast Guard Station Duluth, is a corner stone of the foundation of professionalism at his unit. Wilcox, along with his wife Jessica, reported aboard Coast Guard Station Duluth […]


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