Coast Guard responds to distressed kayakers in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard responds to distressed kayakers in Lake Michigan
U.S. Coast Guard file photo CHICAGO — The Coast Guard responded to two kayakers in distress in Lake Michigan near Jacksonport, Wisconsin, Friday. At approximately 11:30 a.m., CDT, Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, was notified by the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department of two men who had fallen from their kayaks into the water near Cave Point County Park, about one-half mile offshore. The Coast...

Multiple weekend rescues prompt Coast Guard warning about cold water

Multiple weekend rescues prompt Coast Guard warning about cold water
USCG File Photo CHICAGO — The Coast Guard is reminding people who plan to recreate outdoors about the continued dangers of cold water despite warmer air temperatures. As temperatures approached 80 degrees in some areas of the Midwest Saturday and Sunday, people took to the water, and the Coast Guard responded to multiple cases on the Great Lakes involving boaters in distress, including four people...

Coast Guard recovers operator off grounded, flooding vessel near Ludington

Coast Guard recovers operator off grounded, flooding vessel near Ludington
A 76-foot pleasure craft rests near the shore off Ludington, Mich., after the operator grounded the vessel when he discovered it was taking on water, April 15, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Northern A1 Services) CHICAGO — A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Ludington, Michigan, assisted an operator off of his vessel that he grounded off Big Sable Point Saturday. The operator was on...

Coast Guard urges mariners to secure vessels; prevent hazards to navigation

Coast Guard urges mariners to secure vessels; prevent hazards to navigation
A capsized and unmanned, adrift boat floats in the Sheboygan River near Sheboygan, Wisconsin, March 31, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard is urging mariners to ensure their vessels are properly secured to docks, piers and moorings to help prevent boats from accidentally breaking away, Monday. “In the past two months, our crews have responded to six unmanned and adrift...

Coast Guard hosts Women’s Leadership Symposium in Milwaukee

Coast Guard hosts Women's Leadership Symposium in Milwaukee
More than 150 Coast Guard members stationed throughout the Great Lakes region and beyond attended the 3rd annual Women’s Leadership Symposium in Milwaukee, March 30, 2017. (Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Tom Morrell) MILWAUKEE — Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan hosted its annual Women’s Leadership Symposium at the Milwaukee War Memorial, Thursday. The symposium was attended by more than 150 Coast...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to hold mass rescue exercise in Milwaukee

Coast Guard, partner agencies to hold mass rescue exercise in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard and more than 20 federal, state and local agencies will conduct a full-scale, mass rescue and recovery exercise at multiple locations near the Milwaukee waterfront and on Lake Michigan Thursday. Events will take place at different locations, including McKinley Marina, General Mitchell Airport and in the city of Cudahy. The Coast Guard, Milwaukee County, and the city...

Milwaukee Coast Guard unit, local elementary school recognized for partnering in education

Milwaukee Coast Guard unit, local elementary school recognized for partnering in education
Thomas Matthews, principal of Trowbridge School of Discovery and Technology in Bay View, Wis., accepts a plaque of appreciation from Capt. Amy Cocanour, commander of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, and Lt. Jesse Webster, head of Reserve Readiness Forces for Sector Lake Michigan, in recognition of the partnership in education between the two organizations Feb. 21, 2017. (Coast Guard photo...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw delivers Christmas trees, works buoys for Operation Fall Retrieve

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw delivers Christmas trees, works buoys for Operation Fall Retrieve
Seaman Jared S. Medina officially delivers the Christmas trees on behalf of U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw during a ceremony Dec. 3, 2016 at Navy Pier in Chicago. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of USCGC Mackinaw CHICAGO — The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw returned to Chicago, Dec. 3, 2016,  as this year’s “Christmas Ship” loaded with 1,200 Christmas trees. Each year, the Coast Guard partners...

Coast Guard prepares for bay of Green Bay ice breaking operations

Coast Guard prepares for bay of Green Bay ice breaking operations
MILWAUKEE — In January 2017 the U.S. Coast Guard will commence ice breaking operations in the bay of Green Bay to ensure the safe navigation and overall safe transport of economically-significant commercial shipments. In support of the Port of Green Bay, the Coast Guard will establish and maintain tracks through the ice from Rock Island Passage to the Fox River. The tracks through the ice will extend...