Coast Guard searching Lake Huron for missing plane with 2 aboard

CLEVELAND — Coast Guard units, joined by federal, state and local agencies, are searching Lake Huron this morning for two people in a single-engine plane that left St. Ignace, Mich., and should have reached its destination on Mackinaw Island last night. Missing are: Joe Pann, in his late twenties; and Tom Phillips, in his late fifties. The men are reportedly from St. Ignace or Mackinaw Island. Search...

Coast Guard to take part in Detroit River Days Festival

DETROIT – Local Detroit-area Coast Guard units are scheduled to take part in this weekend’s Detroit River Days Celebration along the international waterfront from Thursday through Sunday. During the weekend, Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock will be moored at the GM Plaza and will be available for tours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26. There will also be a search and rescue demonstration...

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,...