Coast Guard cutters get “dressed up” for 4th of July

  There are 10 cutters homeported in the Great Lakes. These cutters conduct maintain aids to navigation, enforce laws, help clean the environment, keep our homeland secure and rescue boaters in distress. Most of the year the ships are out […]

Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM2 Joseph D. Wesley, USCGC Mackinaw, Cheboygan, Mich.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Wesley, a native of Chicago, reported to Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, homeported in Cheboygan, Michigan, in June 2013. Throughout his nearly 10-year Coast Guard career, Wesley has served at a variety of units including: Station […]

Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Seaman Slade Comstock, USCGC Mackinaw

After enlisting in the Coast Guard in January 2012, Seaman Slade Comstock, an Elmira, N.Y. native, had a strong desire to return to the Great Lakes region following recruit basic training. This desire was realized when he received orders to […]