Coast Guard frees to two vessels beset by ice in St. Marys River

Coast Guard frees to two vessels beset by ice in St. Marys River
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay file photo SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan — The two vessels best by ice in the St. Marys River were freed Thursday afternoon. The Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay freed the motor vessel Walter J. McCarthy from the ice in the upbound Middle Neebish Channel of the St. Marys...

Coast Guard responds to two vessels beset by ice in St. Marys River

Coast Guard responds to two vessels beset by ice in St. Marys River
Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay file photo SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay crew is working to free the motor vessel Walter J. McCarthy from the ice in the up-bound Middle Neebish Channel of the St. Marys River, Thursday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); After freeing the Walter J. McCarthy, the...

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...

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...