USCG and CCG work together to assist a vessel through an icy waterway.

Great Lakes Ice-Breaking is a Team Effort

The Ninth District is proud to be part of the team effort meeting the challenge of a record season in Great Lakes ice-breaking operations. Working with the Canadian Coast Guard and members of the shipping industry throughout the region, our […]


Red right, return home alive!

Red light, stop; green light, go; yellow light, speed up? From a young age, most people know what a red light means for a driver. In fact, it doesn’t take many drivers long to learn what most of the signs […]


10 things that make the Great Lakes Coast Guard unique

1. We don’t get a summer or winter break Operational seasonality is an on-going reality for all Coast Guardsmen who call the Great Lakes home. Just as the summer months bring a hectic schedule due to increased search-and-rescue and law […]


Navigation Rules for on the water

So far we’ve focused on what you, the individual boater, can do to protect yourself during National Safe Boating Week. We’ve emphasized wearing life jackets, avoiding alcohol when operating a boat, ensuring you’ve got the proper safety equipment before you […]


Operation Fall Retrieve in full swing as winter approaches

The ice is coming! The ice is coming! The cold season is upon us here in the 9th Coast Guard District. As the month of December has begun and the official winter season nears, we are all preparing for the […]