Coast Guard Warns of Impeding Commercial Vessels

Coast Guard Warns of Impeding Commercial Vessels
MANISTEE, Mich. – Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan is reminding boaters to stay out of the Pere Marquette River Channel, Ludington, Michigan, during times when large commercial traffic is transiting the channel. The Coast Guard has received numerous reports regarding recreational vessels and anglers impeding the safe movement of commercial vessels transiting the Pere Marquette River. Mariners are...

Coast Guard celebrates local SPARs 100th birthday

Coast Guard celebrates local SPARs 100th birthday
Marie Goff displays her plaque with members of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan color guard team during a celebration at her home July 23, 2022, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Sector Lake Michigan) MILWAUKEE – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan celebrated the 100th birthday of local U.S. Coast Guard SPARs veteran at her home in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Saturday. Marie...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for Sail Grand Prix

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for Sail Grand Prix
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for the Sail Grand Prix event near Chicago Harbor Entrance and Monroe Harbor. This zone will be established to protect the safety of racing participants during the United States’ Sail Grand Prix race. During the hours that the safety zone is established, no recreational traffic will be allowed inside the safety zone. Only Sail Grand Prix flagged boats...

Coast Guard searching for missing kite surfer off Evanston, IL

Coast Guard searching for missing kite surfer off Evanston, IL
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo CHICAGO — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a kite surfer who was reported missing on Lake Michigan near Evanston, Illinois Saturday evening. At 5:30 p.m. watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a distress call from a local firefighter who reported a kite surfer wearing a black wetsuit on a grey and...

Coast Guard to close southern Green Bay for commercial traffic

Coast Guard to close southern Green Bay for commercial traffic
MILWAUKEE – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Captain of the Port will be closing the waters of southern Green Bay to commercial vessel traffic starting on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at noon local time. This closure will impact all waters southwest of a line extending between Peshtigo Point and Sherwood Point in the bay of Green Bay. This closure is made in accordance with 33 CFR 165.901. For more...

Weekend cases illustrate importance of safety precautions in the Great Lakes

Weekend cases illustrate importance of safety precautions in the Great Lakes
Coast Guard Station Niagara 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews throughout the Great Lakes were involved in 81 cases, saved 56 lives, assisted 264 people over this past weekend. Two particular cases Sunday night resulted in six lives saved. An outcome that would have been much different if not for one thing the survivors did right. “In both these cases, the survivors...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Waukegan, IL

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Waukegan, IL
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo CHICAGO ⎯ The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water near Waukegan, Illinois, Tuesday evening. Kathleen Root, 31, and Michael Root were hoisted by an MH-60 helicopter aircrew from Air Station Traverse City at approximately 7 p.m. central standard time. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a report...

Coast Guard rescues woman, dog from bottom of cliff near Ludington, Mich.

Coast Guard rescues woman, dog from bottom of cliff near Ludington, Mich.
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued a woman and her dog after she had been stranded on Lake Michigan’s shoreline at the bottom of a sand bluff, near Ludington, Michigan, Friday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon’s MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued a woman and her dog after she had been stranded on...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Air Station Traverse City CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for an overdue fisherman on Lake Michigan near Kewaunee, Wisconsin, Thursday. Missing is Mark Wautelet, 38 years old, approximately 6-feet tall, 270 pounds with brownish hair. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a notification from...