Coast Guard icebreaking operations St. Marys River

Coast Guard icebreaking operations St. Marys River
Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay file photo by Lt. j.g. Paul Junghans. SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. ⎯ The U.S. Coast Guard starts breaking ice in the lower St. Marys River in preparation for the 2022 Great Lakes commercial shipping season, March 7, 2022. Initially, the icebreaking activity will focus on the lower St. Marys River, south of Munuscong (Mud) Lake and the Middle Neebish Channel north and...

Polar Star reaches southernmost navigable waters on Earth

Polar Star reaches southernmost navigable waters on Earth
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) transits away from the ice shelf near the Bay of Whales, Antarctica, Feb. 17, 2022. Polar Star navigated to the Southernmost navigable seas and entered uncharted waters, reaching the edge of the ice shelf. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero) MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) reached...

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards work together in St. Clair River

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards work together in St. Clair River
Canadian coast guard icebreaker Griffon and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay work to flush an ice jam in the St. Clair River during the 2009-2010 Great Lakes ice breaking season.Photo courtesy of Motor Vessel Presque Isle. DETROIT ⎯ The United States Coast Guard has received numerous calls about rising water levels in the St. Clair River. The Coast Guard urges those who may be affected to contact...

Coast Guard to break ice along Penobscot, Connecticut, and Hudson Rivers

Coast Guard to break ice along Penobscot, Connecticut, and Hudson Rivers
Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay breaks ice in the Hudson River in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters. Coast Guard file photo by Lt. Ken Sauerbrunn BOSTON — The Coast Guard ice breaking season is underway as winter’s cold temperatures are impacting ports, waterways, and harbors in the Northeast. Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (RENEW) is the Coast Guard’s...

Coast Guard commences Operation Coal Shovel

Coast Guard commences Operation Coal Shovel
File photo of the Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay breaking ice during Operation Coal Shovel 2014. DETROIT – The U.S. Coast Guard began Operation Coal Shovel on Monday, January 10, 2022. Operation Coal Shovel is the domestic ice-breaking operation with an area of responsibility spanning from southern Lake Huron, to Lake St. Clair, to the St. Clair / Detroit River system and into Lake Erie and Lake Ontario...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs Seattle bound for Antarctica

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs Seattle bound for Antarctica
A family member of a Coast Guardsman aboard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) waves as the cutter departs Seattle Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark) SEATTLE – The United States’ only heavy icebreaker departed its homeport in Seattle Saturday with a crew of 159 U.S. Coast Guard men and women and is heading toward Antarctica. This year marks Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Liberty crew holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Liberty crew holds change-of-command ceremony
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. George T. Greendyk (left) shakes hands with Lt. Cmdr. Christopher S. Marquis (right), during a change-of-command ceremony held in Juneau on July 13th, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty (WPB 1334) hosted a change-of-command ceremony in Juneau, Tuesday. Capt. Darwin A. Jensen, Sector Juneau commander, presided...

Coast Guard continues ice breaking operations throughout Northeast

Coast Guard continues ice breaking operations throughout Northeast
Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay  conducts icebreaking operations in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OPRENEW) on the Hudson River, January 30, 2021. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Pappaly BOSTON — The Coast Guard is continuing ice breaking operations as colder temperatures and winter weather impact waterways throughout the Northeast. The ice breaking...

Polar Star arrives in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for first visit since 2013

Polar Star arrives in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for first visit since 2013
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), transits the Chukchi Sea, in the Arctic, at noon Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham. BERING SEA – The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Tuesday, for a logistics stop 30 days into a months-long Arctic deployment to protect the nation’s maritime...