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 […]


Marine Safety Unit Duluth celebrate new home

After four decades of conducting maritime missions out of someone else’s building, the crew of Marine Safety Unit Duluth, Minnesota moved into their new home. The crew of the MSU celebrated their new home at the Gerald W. Heaney Federal […]


Great Lakes Coast Guard train in Kentucky

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Yaw A chill breeze blew through the Kentucky hills as the last rays of sunlight cast their golden rays over the Fort Knox small arms range and faded into darkness. The landscape stood […]


Dog Blog: how to avoid a ruff time on the ice

On March 3, 2014, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay, homeported in Detroit, rescued a dog that was stranded on the ice on Lake St. Clair. The crew named him Lucky and he has since been reunited with his owners. Following […]


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 […]


Detroit-based Coast Guard Chief finds Great Lakes a photographers paradise

Josh Bozarth, a Chief Petty Officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay, joined the Coast Guard to pay for college and to get a sense of greater responsibility. He never thought that the Coast Guard would open the door […]


Understanding the weather can save the day

Blog post written by PA2 Levi Read, D9 External Affairs Division, with information obtained from Dave Anderson, a Coast Guard auxiliarist. As the months pass and February turns to March and then April, the weather will change. Here in the […]


Concern for the Great Lakes crosses international boundaries

Written by Lorne Thomas The Great Lakes are a bi-national treasure that we at the Ninth Coast Guard District are particularly well suited to serve and safeguard, but we can’t do it alone. We share the lakes with Canada – 1,500 […]


Five facts about ice

The 9th Coast Guard District reminds Great Lakes citizens and visitors to use extra precautions when planning recreational activities on frozen ponds, streams, rivers and lakes. Ice can be unpredictable and dangerous. Ice is an ever-changing surface, and the fluctuating weather conditions affect […]


Great Lakes Coast Guard ice rescue assets

  Ninth Coast Guard District 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 […]


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