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Improving service to mariners, industry and the public

Chicago’s 2017 Industry Day event highlighting industry leaders Story by Lt. John Ramos As the primary federal agency for developing marine safety, security, and environmental protection standards, the Coast Guard’s prevention role is largely regulatory, and our efforts begin in […]


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Electronic Flares – an alternative to the traditional

Owning a boat is not a cheap endeavor. It is no wonder that for many people BOAT more often means, “bust out another thousand.” And that is just the price on routine boat maintenance and upkeep. We can’t forget about […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM1 Craig Case and MK1 Peter York

Story by PA3 Lauren Laughlin Residents of Western New York may be expecting rain for the coming weekend, but the community likely will not soon forget the record-breaking storm that dumped more than 5 feet of lake-effect snow on the […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MK3 Vincent Deluca, Station Michigan City, IN

Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Deluca is a highly motivated machinery technician, and dedicated Coast Guardsmen, stationed at Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Indiana. Deluca reported to the station in 2012 from MK “A” School. Prior to school, Deluca served […]


Kids prepare for the future by training today

The lapping of the waves against the boat’s hull was barely audible over the excited chatter of the kids. ‘Coming up,’ shouted the coxswain from inside the cabin. In a flash, eyes widened as the engines roared to life and […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Auxiliarist John Steinbarge, Flotilla 02-01, Phoenix, N.Y.

For well over a decade John Steinbarge has devoted countless hours to the Coast Guard and to his community of Central New York. Steinbarge, a Coast Guard Auxiliary member assigned to Flotilla 02-01, based in Phoenix, New York, has selflessly […]


Show dad some love this Father’s Day and keep him safe on the water

Father’s Day is a special day to honor a very important and influential figure in your life. If dad is a boater, there’s nothing more important than keeping him safe when the unexpected happens on the waterways. The U.S. Coast […]


Hoax: a $400,000 joke

Say the word hoax out loud. It sounds similar to the noise you might make if something was stuck in your throat. Just like something stuck in your throat, hoaxes are obstructions to the life-saving work that we do. They […]


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 […]


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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