Coast Guard enforces safety zone during Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial

Great Lakes Coast Guard search and rescue boats

    Boating season on the Great Lakes is finally here. With the increase of boaters and paddlers on the lakes the Coast Guard must be ready for any type of emergency. The Coast Guard 9th District is responsible for […]


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Coast Guard Motor City dining facility wins award

It has been often said that the secret to success at a small boat station is to have a happy crew. For many, that means good food. The food service specialists at Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, Michigan, not only […]


Petty Officer 3rd Class John Piskura, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Charlevoix, Mich., points out a buoy to Valerie.

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 […]


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Illuminating the way: Women lighthouse keepers of the Great Lakes

  In a Feb. 27 Facebook post, Bill Meahan said the following, regarding female lighthouse keepers on the Great Lakes … “Note these women do not wear spandex nor possess some supernatural power, they are simply strong and capable women […]


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Michigan highway engineer mapped the way to equality as 1st African-American commissioned naval officer

African-American History Month, celebrated in the U.S. every February since 1976, is an annual observance for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African-Americans. Similar observances, instead titled Black History Month, are celebrated in February in […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Aidalis Mills, Coast Guard 9th District

      Recognized as a leader and humanitarian, this Hispanic woman is a shining example of what it means to volunteer, not just to Latina and Hispanic women, but to everyone regardless of gender or race. Aidalis Mills, the […]


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Looking at the future of Coast Guard small boats

The Marinette Marine Corporation, of Marinette, Wis., is building and delivering the Coast Guard’s new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to units across the United States. These boats are designed to replace the aging fleet of 41-foot Utility Boats that have been […]


CLEVELAND--A U.S. Coast Guard HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft lands at Burke Lakefront Airport June 17, 2011. The aircraft arrived in Cleveland to support Coast Guard's missions on the Great Lakes. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Blackwell)

Alabama-based Coast Guard aircrew supports Great Lakes missions

      A U.S. Coast Guard HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft landed at Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport June 17 to demonstrate the aircraft’s unique capabilities for Ninth Coast Guard District staff. This fixed-wing turbo prop aircraft, assigned to Aviation Training Center Mobile, […]