Expect the unexpected: Be prepared with simple technology that will save your life

The Coast Guard can’t stress enough how important it is for all boaters to have proper safety equipment when the weather turns bad or an unforeseen circumstance arises. Having a means of communication and possession of the right emergency distress […]


Boating under the influence

On July 21, 2013, a Coast Guard law enforcement team from Station Marblehead, Ohio, boarded a boat with several passengers in Lake Erie. No one was in distress, and no emergency had been announced. The only record of the multiple lives […]


There’s Never an Excuse Not to Wear a Life Jacket

There are many excuses to why you can’t wear your life jacket, but are they worth your life or the life of a loved one. You want to get some sun, you’ll get too hot or it is too bulky […]


Guarding the Great Lakes, tales of Coast Guard Great Lakes dogs, part 4

  The Great Lakes Coast Guard is sharing the stories of several dogs stationed throughout the Great Lakes in our blog series “Guarding the Great Lakes.” We hope you enjoy these stories of dogs who are “Always Ready” to go […]


Guarding the Great Lakes, tales of Coast Guard Great Lakes dogs, part 3

The Great Lakes Coast Guard is sharing the stories of several dogs stationed throughout the Great Lakes in our blog series “Guarding the Great Lakes.” We hope you enjoy these stories of dogs who are “Always Ready” to go the […]


Guarding the Great Lakes, tales of Coast Guard Great Lakes dogs, part 2

    The Great Lakes Coast Guard is sharing the stories of several dogs stationed throughout the Great Lakes in our blog series “Guarding the Great Lakes.” We hope you enjoy these stories of dogs who are “Always Ready” to […]


Guarding the Great Lakes, tales of Coast Guard Great Lakes dogs

    Over the next few days we will be introducing you to several Coast Guard Great Lakes dogs in the blog series “Guarding the Great Lakes.” At the end of the week all the dogs will be featured on […]


Shipmate of the Week – MK3 Jerad May

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jerad May, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., reported to Station Sault Ste. Marie in December of 2010. May joined the U.S. Coast Guard in May of 2009 because he wanted to be a mechanic […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: David Linder, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Station Sodus Point, N.Y.

Every day, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer their time, skills and talents to support and augment the active-duty workforce. Unlike the reserve component of the Coast Guard, auxiliarists are not reimbursed for their service. They are true public […]


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 […]


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