Great Lakes Shipmates of the Week: BM2 Peter Brown and BM2 Evan Beavers, Coast Guard Station Harbor Beach, Michigan

The 9th line of the Coast Guard Creed states: I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the community in which I live. This doesn’t mean just saving lives, it means changing the lives of those in the community […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Zoran Pedisic, Lake Superior Warehousing Company

The Silver Lifesaving Medal was created by congress in 1874 and is awarded to people who endanger their own lives while saving or attempting to save another from drowning, a shipwreck or other perils of the water. Zoran Pedisic risked […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: FN Jaiden Gray, Coast Guard Station Oswego, New York

At Coast Guard Station Oswego, New York, there are many crew members that embody the core values of our service, but none more than Fireman Jaiden Gray. Gray has proven herself to be a dedicated and hard charging shipmate, whose […]


Coast Guard cutters get “dressed up” for 4th of July

  There are 10 cutters homeported in the Great Lakes. These cutters conduct maintain aids to navigation, enforce laws, help clean the environment, keep our homeland secure and rescue boaters in distress. Most of the year the ships are out […]


Because there is need

  By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read There are millions of opportunities to volunteer in our world, but very few of those require an expertise in something. In many cases, organizations are just grateful to have a few helping […]


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 […]


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 […]


Beacons of Hope

With satellite-fed maps on every smart phone getting lost seems like a problem of a past era. But what happens when your electronics short out, your boat starts taking on water or catches on fire and you have to abandon […]


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 […]


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 […]


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