Coast Guard completes ice breaking operation in lower Great Lakes

USCG Cutter Morro Bay file photoDetroit, Mich. – The end of Operation Coal Shovel, Thursday, brings the Coast Guard icebreaking season on the lower Great Lakes to a close. Operations Coal Shovel and Taconite, the latter of which is still ongoing in the upper Great Lakes, are the largest bi-national domestic icebreaking efforts. Operation Coal Shovel is carried out in the St. Lawrence Seaway,...

Coast Guard rescues man and his dog from icy Canadian river

USCG file photo CLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Detroit rescued a Canadian man and his dog after he became surrounded by ice and stranded while canoeing in a river near Kettle Point, Ontario, Tuesday night.   Personnel from Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre Trenton, Ontario, requested assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard around 7:45 p.m., after Ken Glendining,...

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay rescues man adrift on Lake Erie ice floe on his birthday

USCG Cutter Morro Bay file photo CLEVELAND – Crewmembers from the New London, Conn.-based U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay, a 140-foot ice breaking tug temporarily assigned to the Great Lakes, rescued a Canadian man from a piece of ice about four nautical miles southwest of Colchester, Ontario, at about 8:30 a.m., Wednesday. Jim Turton, from Colchester, Ontario, turned 45 years old today. The...