Coast Guard continues to monitor vessel aground in St. Mary River

Coast Guard continues to monitor vessel aground in St. Mary River
The merchant vessel Calumet sits hard aground in shallow water outside of the channel on St. Marys River, southeast of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, August 10, 2017.(U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor a 629-foot cargo ship aground on the north side of Sugar Island in the St. Marys River. Grand River Navigation Inc., the vessel’s owner, submitted...

Coast Guard continues to monitor merchant vessel aground in Saint Mary River

Coast Guard continues to monitor merchant vessel aground in Saint Mary River
The merchant vessel Calumet sits hard aground in shallow water outside of the channel on St. Marys River, southeast of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, August 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor a 629-foot U.S. cargo ship that ran aground on the north side of Sugar Island in the St. Marys River, Wednesday, at about 11:40 p.m. The merchant...

Five people rescued in two separate cases during Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

Five people rescued in two separate cases during Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay file photo CLEVELAND — Five people were rescued in two separate cases during the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Sunday on Lake Michigan. One person was rescued by a good Samaritan after falling overboard during the race and four people were rescued by the Coast Guard after their sailing vessel capsized during the race. The first case took place shortly...

Coast Guard air station medically evacuates man from Beaver Island

Coast Guard air station medically evacuates man from Beaver Island
Traverse City, Michigan – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City medically evacuated a man experiencing a life-threatening illness from Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan Saturday morning. Early in the morning search-and-rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie received notice from officials on the island of a man needing a medical evacuation. After consulting with...

Coast Guard begins Operation Taconite

Coast Guard begins Operation Taconite
The Coast Guard Cutter Alder breaks a path through the ice in the Keweenaw Waterway near Houghton, Mich., Dec. 16, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite Monday in response to developing ice conditions in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior and the St Marys River. Operation Taconite is the Coast...

Coast Guard ends active search for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior

Coast Guard ends active search for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard ended its active search Wednesday afternoon for two adults and one child who went missing in Lake Superior Saturday night. “This is the most difficult decision we have to make during a search effort,” said Cmdr. Carolyn Moberley, of Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie. “Coast Guard boat crews, aircraft, the cutter Biscayne Bay, as well as...

Search area for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior increased to 7,000 Square Miles

Search area for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior increased to 7,000 Square Miles
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews along with state and local agencies continue to increase the search area in Lake Superior Tuesday for two adults and one child who went missing Saturday night in the vicinity of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The search region now extends east to Grand Marais, Michigan, and north to Caribou Island, Ontario, totaling approximately 7,000 square...

Coast Guard increases search area for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior

Coast Guard increases search area for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews along with state and local agencies have increased the search area in Lake Superior Monday for two adults and one child who went missing Saturday night in the vicinity of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The search region now extends from outer Keweenaw Bay into Lake Superior. One of the three missing has been identified as Keith Karvonen. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock involved in collision with motor vessel in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock involved in collision with motor vessel in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock was involved in a collision with a 990-foot motor vessel in northern Lake Michigan Sunday morning. The Hollyhock is a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender homeported in Port Huron, Mich., and was conducting an ice escort at the time of the collision. At about 10:45 a.m., the Hollyhock was breaking ice in front of the motor vessel Mesabi Miner when the collision...