Coast Guard begins icebreaking operations in the western Great Lakes

Coast Guard begins icebreaking operations in the western Great Lakes
Coast Guard Cutter Alder file photo SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite today in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior and the lower St. Marys River. Before ice impedes commercial navigation, icebreakers were assigned to each region. Today, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder was assigned to manage...

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards meet for annual ice conference in Cleveland

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards meet for annual ice conference in Cleveland
Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, the commander of the Coast Guard 9th District, stands with Julie Gascon, the Canadian Coast Guard assistant commissioner for the Central and Arctic Region, Nov. 2, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher M. Yaw) CLEVELAND — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards met at the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland Wednesday and Thursday...

Coast Guard concludes ice breaking operations on Western Great Lakes

Coast Guard concludes ice breaking operations on Western Great Lakes
USCG File Photo SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard has concluded its domestic ice breaking operations in support of commercial navigation, known as Operation Taconite, throughout the Western Great Lakes, Tuesday. As a result of warmer temperatures this winter, ice coverage was less than the multi-year average and had no significant impact on commercial navigation on the Great Lakes. Nearly...

Coast Guard to conduct ice breaking operations near Pipe, Drummond Islands

Coast Guard to conduct ice breaking operations near Pipe, Drummond Islands
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard will continue with spring breakout operations on the St. Marys River near Pipe and Drummond Islands, beginning at 7 a.m., Wednesday. A U.S. Coast Guard cutter will conduct ice breaking operations to open the Pipe Island Passage, north and east of Pipe Island, and will circumnavigate Drummond Island along the International Boundary Line into the North...

Coast Guard to break ice in Duluth-Superior

Coast Guard to break ice in Duluth-Superior
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder is scheduled to commence spring break out operations in the Duluth-Superior area Thursday. These operations will continue periodically over the next few days and weeks to prepare regional waterways for the start of the Great Lakes commercial navigation season. Initially, ice breaking operations will occur inside the Duluth and Superior Harbors....

Coast Guard urges caution during ice breaking operations on bay of Green Bay

Coast Guard urges caution during ice breaking operations on bay of Green Bay
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard is urging residents and people recreating on the bay of Green Bay to use caution during ice breaking operations scheduled for Monday. The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw is scheduled to break ice in areas near the Fox River Entrance Channel, the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, the Menominee River entrance and the Little Bay De Noc near Escanaba. Recreational users of the ice...

Coast Guard to break ice in bay of Green Bay

Coast Guard to break ice in bay of Green Bay
Cleveland – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct ice breaking operations in the bay of Green Bay west of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Monday. Recreational users of the ice should plan their activities carefully, use caution near the ice, and stay away from shipping channels and the charted Lake Carriers Association track lines as the ice is already in an advanced stage of deterioration due to above...

Coast Guard awards multiple contracts for heavy polar icebreaker industry studies

Coast Guard awards multiple contracts for heavy polar icebreaker industry studies
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard awarded five firm fixed-price contracts for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis Wednesday. The contracts were awarded to the following recipients: Bollinger Shipyards, LLC, Lockport, Louisiana; Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC, Washington, District of Columbia; General Dynamics/National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, California; Huntington...

Coast Guard urges caution during ice breaking operations near Port of Marinette on bay of Green Bay

Coast Guard urges caution during ice breaking operations near Port of Marinette on bay of Green Bay
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard is urging residents and people recreating on the bay of Green Bay to use caution during ice breaking operations scheduled for Thursday. The Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay is scheduled to break ice and create a track from Rock Island Passage to the Menominee Entrance in support of the scheduled arrival of a vessel into the Port of Marinette. Recreational users of the ice...