Chicago’s Christmas Ship – The Committee Who Makes It Happen

written by Lt. Lindsay Cook The holiday season is a time for enjoying family, friends, setting new resolutions and for some it’s an opportunity to give back. Whether it’s a random act of kindness, participating in a toy drive, or […]


Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw spreads holiday cheer

> Story and photos by PA2 Bill Colclough, Ninth District Public Affairs (Left: Coast Guard Auxiliary and crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw offload Christmas trees for Chicago-area needy families during this year’s Christmas Tree Ship operation.) For the […]


Guest Post: Planting buoys for spring takes a team effort

> Commander Scott Smith, Commanding Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw is today’s guest blogger. “The first signs of spring are here, and the Ninth District Coast Guard Cutters and Aids to Navigation Teams assigned to aids to […]