SPAR “parachutes” into Coast Guard, World War II on her, CG’s birthday

 When Dolores (Denfeld) Schubilske enlisted in the Coast Guard, the United States was already into its third year of World War II. Bloody battles were being fought throughout Europe and the Pacific while hundreds of thousands of men were giving […]


Chicago Coast Guard participates in SS Eastland memorial

Written by auxiliarist Jonathan Roth Early on the morning of July 24, 1915, 7,000 employees and guests of the Western Electric Company gathered on a wharf between LaSalle and Clark streets on the Chicago River to board five steamers heading […]


Chicago maritime community convenes Harbor Safety Committee in response to increased use, activity on Chicago River

Post written by: Cmdr. Jason Neubauer and Auxiliarist Jonathan Roth With a metropolitan area of more than 9.4 million people, Chicago is our nation’s third largest city and boasts the largest municipal harbor system in the United States, according to […]


Chicago Welcomes Home the Heroes

     “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” […]