Former Coast Guardsman returns to Stannard Rock Lighthouse 54 years after explosion

Former Coast Guardsman returns to Stannard Rock Lighthouse 54 years after explosion
Former Coast Guard member Walter Scobie and Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Connolly, of Coast Guard Station Marquette, prepare to lay a wreath in Lake Superior near the Stannard Rock Lighthouse, June 17, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Alan Haraf) Walter Scobie remembers June 18, 1961 when his quiet morning was shattered by an explosion that ripped through the Stannard Rock Lighthouse...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water in Lake Superior

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water in Lake Superior
An overturned Hobie Cat is found floating in Lake Superior about four miles northwest of Grand Marais, Mich. SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and partnering agencies are currently searching for a possible person in the water in Lake Superior after an overturned Hobie Cat was found approximately four miles northwest of Grand Marais, Michigan. The 16-foot sailing vessel,...

Coast Guard rescues 16 people and 3 dogs stranded from Little Presque Isle

Coast Guard rescues 16 people and 3 dogs stranded from Little Presque Isle
MARQUETTE, Mich. – First Responders from the Coast Guard, Marquette County Rescue and Marquette Township Fire Department rescued 16 people from Little Presque Isle off of Marquette after a large area of ice that the persons used to get onto the Island weakened and broke away, Sunday. Shortly after 5 p.m. local time, a Watchstander at the Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie Command Center received...

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue 2 off large ice floe near Presque Isle Park

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue 2 off large ice floe near Presque Isle Park
Members of Coast Guard Station Marquette and Marquette Fire Rescue return to shore after rescuing two men from a large ice floe off of Presque Isle Park, April 2, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gerard Gagnon) MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Coast Guard and Marquette Fire and Sheriff’s Departments assisted two persons back to shore after the ice on which they were walking broke...

Coast Guard, local agencies assist 3 fishermen stuck in ice near Dead River

Coast Guard, local agencies assist 3 fishermen stuck in ice near Dead River
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Coast Guard and Marquette Fire and Sheriff’s Departments assisted three people back to shore after their small fishing boat became stuck in an ice floe about 700 yards off the breakwall near the entrance to the Dead River, Saturday night. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station Marquette received a call from one of the men on the 12-foot aluminum boat about 9:15 p.m. stating...

Coast Guard helps rescue fisherman who fell through ice near Presque Isle Harbor

Coast Guard helps rescue fisherman who fell through ice near Presque Isle Harbor
First responders from Coast Guard Station Marquette, Mich., Marquette City Fire Department and Marquette County Sherriff’s Office bring a fisherman safely back to shore after the man fell through the ice about 300 yards off of Presque Isle Harbor, MARQUETTE , Mich. – Coast Guard and Marquette County and City first responders teamed up to bring a man to safety after he fell through the ice approximately...

Coast Guard crews have busy Saturday across Great Lakes – save 8, assist 54

Coast Guard crews have busy Saturday across Great Lakes - save 8, assist 54
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews across the Great Lakes had a busy Saturday, saving eight lives and assisting 54 while responding to 53 cases. Some of the rescues include: Just after 10 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received a report from a pleasure craft, with two people aboard, stating that they were aground against a breakwall in the vicinity of Marquette...

Coast Guard warns of warming temps, unsafe ice conditions in northern Michigan, Upper Peninsula

Coast Guard warns of warming temps, unsafe ice conditions in northern Michigan, Upper Peninsula
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie is issuing a warning Thursday that warmer temperatures this week and upcoming weekend will greatly increase the possibility of weakened ice in the area. The recent trend and prediction of warmer temperatures has caused extremely hazardous ice conditions throughout northern Michigan, including Marquette Harbor, Munising Bay, the Straits...

Coast Guard airlifts ailing crewman from motor vessel Joseph L. Block in Lake Superior

Coast Guard airlifts ailing crewman from motor vessel Joseph L. Block in Lake Superior
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 45-year-old man from a 728-foot vessel in Lake Superior, one and a half miles offshore of Marquette, Mich., Tuesday afternoon. A search-and-rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., received notification at 5:30 a.m. from the crew of the vessel Joseph L. Block who stated that one of the crewmembers was suffering...