Concern for the Great Lakes crosses international boundaries

Written by Lorne Thomas The Great Lakes are a bi-national treasure that we at the Ninth Coast Guard District are particularly well suited to serve and safeguard, but we can’t do it alone. We share the lakes with Canada – 1,500 […]


Coasties in the classroom: MSD Massena’s partnership with local schools

The Coast Guard is dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities and career awareness for our nation’s youth through direct participation in educational programs. Crewmembers of Marine Safety Detachment Massena, N.Y., promote excellence in education by working with local schools and providing students […]


From the field: Aquatic defenders hit the classroom

> In a previous post about the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay’s efforts to make a difference in the community, I posed the question, “What do you do to make a difference in your community?” Well, Chief Warrant […]


Update on Great Lakes Ballast Water Management

>The U.S. Coast Guard is one of four agencies with responsibility for protecting the Great Lakes system from aquatic invasive species (AIS) that may be carried in ballast water of ships coming from overseas. The other three are Transport Canada […]