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Fair winds and following seas- story of the 2013 Port Huron to Mackinac Race

  Every year on Lake Huron a prestigious yacht race is held. The Bell’s Beer Bayview-Mackinac Race is one of the oldest long-distance freshwater sailing races in the world. Since 1925, sailors have raced from Port Huron, Mich., to Mackinac […]


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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 […]


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See Something, Say Something; Looking out for safety

  We’ve all seen the posters: a suspicious pair of eyes or an abandoned knapsack over bold letters imploring us to report suspicious activity. The Department of Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something Campaign” is a nationwide effort to report […]


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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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From the field: Coast Guard, other agencies join forces during 2012 NATO Summit

Post written by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens, maritime security public information officer, 2012 NATO Summit: Coast Guard units from around the country are partnering with other federal, state and local agencies on Chicago waterways to protect NATO Summit participants and […]


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Canadian and US Ambassadors Talk Partnerships on Shared Border

As a shared waterway system, the Great Lakes require bi-national cooperation to ensure the safety and security of the region, as well as citizens and visitors from both the U.S. and Canada. Recently, Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law […]


PORT OF MILWAUKEE, Wi. -  Coast Guardsmen from Sector Lake Michigan tour the engine room of the vessel Burns Harbor for joint vessel familiarization training with the Milwaukee Fire Department, Feb. 8, 2012.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens

From the field: Coast Guardsmen and Milwaukee Firefighters conduct joint familiarization training of a Great Lakes freighter

Guest post written by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan:     More than 30 Coast Guardsmen based at Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wis., and more than 70 Milwaukee firefighters conducted joint familiarization training on the […]


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From the field: CBP canine handlers conduct training at Air Station Detroit

Guest post written By Lt. Jason Neiman, Air Station Detroit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine handlers and their dogs recently trained aboard Air Station Detroit. Three dogs and their handlers were on site to conduct training events on Jan. […]


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MAT Team Sault Ste. Marie helps out during the holiday season

The Coast Guard is known for giving back to the community, and that is never more evident than during the holiday season. Volunteers from the Maintenance and Augmentation Team at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., have recently gone […]


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Multiple agencies hold full-scale maritime security exercise in Port of Duluth-Superior

In the world today, cooperation between agencies responding to events that threaten the safety of the public is paramount. In that spirit of cooperation, more than 15 different federal, state and local agencies came together on Aug. 24, 2011 in […]


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