Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrives in Great Lakes for 2012-2013 ice-breaking season

Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrives in Great Lakes for 2012-2013 ice-breaking season
CLEVELAND — A Maine-based Coast Guard cutter arrived at its temporary homeport at the Cleveland Moorings Wednesday to assist in the service’s ice-breaking mission in the Great Lakes throughout the winter months. While in the region, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug from Rockland, Maine, will assist other Coast Guard icebreakers during Operations Coal...

Cutter Morro Bay to depart Cleveland for home after spending winter in the Great Lakes

Rear Adm. Michael Parks presents the Great Lakes Sailor certificate to Lt. Cmdr. Doug Wyatt, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay. Photo by Petty Officer George DegenerCLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay is scheduled to depart here Friday after spending the winter breaking ice on the Great Lakes. Rear Adm. Michael Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District,...

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,...

‘We were lucky to find him,’ Coast Guard says of stranded snowmobiler

Video from The Windsor Star Petty Officer Third Class Jeremy Lake, with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay, talks about the eight-hour search-and-rescue mission of an Essex snowmobiler, who became stranded on a Lake Erie ice floe for eight hours during the brutal storm Feb. 1. “We were so lucky to find him,” Lake said. var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540",...

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...

Connecticut-based Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay arrives in Cleveland

USCG Cutter Morro Bay - USCG photoCLEVELAND — Connecticut-based Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay arrived in Cleveland today to assist in the service’s icebreaking mission in the Great Lakes throughout the winter months. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay, a 140-foot ice breaking tug, departed its homeport of New London, Conn., Nov. 29, 2010. While in the Great Lakes, the crew will...

Connecticut Coast Guard Cutter to Deploy to Great Lakes

file photoNEW YORK – A Connecticut-based Coast Guard cutter is scheduled to deploy to the Great Lakes Nov. 29, 2010, to assist in the service’s icebreaking mission there throughout the winter months. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay, an 140-foot icebreaking tug, will arrive in the Great Lakes region a few weeks after it departs its homeport of New London, Conn. While there,...