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 […]


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Canoecopia is big success for Coast Guard Auxiliary

Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary didn’t shy away from the thousands of paddlesport enthusiasts who showed up in Madison, Wis., March 9-11, 2012, for the world’s largest expo for canoes, kayaks, paddling and camping gear. Canoecopia – an annual event where attendees can test and buy equipment, watch instructional demos, witness presentations by experts in the industry, and socialize with other paddling enthusiasts – draws in about 25,000 visitors each year, making it an ideal time to share life-saving safety tips with both novice and experienced paddlers.


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 […]