Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: David Linder, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Station Sodus Point, N.Y.

Every day, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer their time, skills and talents to support and augment the active-duty workforce. Unlike the reserve component of the Coast Guard, auxiliarists are not reimbursed for their service. They are true public […]

Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MK3 Corey Parish, Station Buffalo, N.Y.

This week’s Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week is described as someone with high character and as a selfless servant leader. As his unit’s morale petty officer, he has made notable contributions toward organizing and heading up holiday parties, morale […]

Great Lakes Shipmates of the Week: Life-saving Sector Buffalo marine inspectors

Coast Guard marine inspectors protect life by ensuring vessel safety, but this week’s shipmates of the week were a little more hands on than usual.   On April 17, 2013, marine inspectors from Coast Guard Sector Buffalo were conducting inspections, alongside […]

From the field: Boy Scouts tour Station Rochester, N.Y.

Guest post by Lt. Tom Pequignot, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y.: The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Station Rochester, N.Y., hosted a group of Boy Scouts from Pack 203 on Saturday. The group of eight Boy Scouts and their parents […]

Looking back: The year of the Coast Guard family

Guest post written Petty Officer 1st Class James Robinson, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y.: As a member of the U.S. Coast Guard I have definitely gained a new perspective of my career this year. It was in the fall of 2004 […]

Routine boarding in the St. Lawrence Seaway

 Coast Guardsmen in the 9th District are known for their proficiency in all matters of search and rescue, ice breaking, and servicing and maintaining maritime aids to navigation. Members of the public may not be as familiar with the […]