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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM1 Craig Case and MK1 Peter York

Story by PA3 Lauren Laughlin Residents of Western New York may be expecting rain for the coming weekend, but the community likely will not soon forget the record-breaking storm that dumped more than 5 feet of lake-effect snow on the […]


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Coast Guard Great Lakes ice rescue assets

Coast Guard Great Lakes units conduct hundreds of ice rescues and training events each winter. This work is done in the most arduous of environments, and it’s dangerous. The 9th District has 39 stations, 2 sir stations, and 8 cutters […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MK3 Vincent Deluca, Station Michigan City, IN

Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Deluca is a highly motivated machinery technician, and dedicated Coast Guardsmen, stationed at Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Indiana. Deluca reported to the station in 2012 from MK “A” School. Prior to school, Deluca served […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MST1 Jesse Alling, Marine Safety Unit Cleveland, OH

While the Coast Guard is well known for harrowing rescues of distressed mariners, crews routinely perform a multitude of other, behind-the-scenes evolutions in an attempt to prevent incidents at sea. Pollution prevention, mariner training, certification and licensure, and vessel safety […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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