Coast Guard responds to distressed kayakers in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard responds to distressed kayakers in Lake Michigan
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); U.S. Coast Guard file photo CHICAGO — The Coast Guard responded to two kayakers in distress in Lake Michigan near Jacksonport, Wisconsin, Friday. At approximately 11:30 a.m., CDT, Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, was notified by the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department of two men who had fallen...

Sector Lake Michigan Coast Guard units to host free public open houses to promote National Safe Boating Week

Sector Lake Michigan Coast Guard units to host free public open houses to promote National Safe Boating Week
CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard units across Sector Lake Michigan, based in Milwaukee, are scheduled to host free public open houses in support of National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 21 to May 28. National Safe Boating Week marks the launch of the 2016 North American Safe Boating Campaign. Throughout the week, Coast Guard stations will be participating in various events to promote safe...

Coast Guard seeking public comment on demolition of unoccupied housing unit

Coast Guard seeking public comment on demolition of unoccupied housing unit
The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to demolish this housing unit, located on federal property at Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay, Wis.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Timmons) STURGEON BAY, WIS. – The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to demolish a housing unit located on federal property at Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay. Originally built in 1896 as a lightkeepers dwelling,...

Coast Guard urges caution on, near ice as warmer temperatures return

Coast Guard urges caution on, near ice as warmer temperatures return
Milwaukee — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on and near waterways with the forecast for sustained, warmer temperatures beginning this weekend. The above freezing-temperatures could pose safety concerns on Lake Michigan and inland rivers, streams and ponds that have become frozen during the past few weeks. Rising temperatures will cause recently-frozen waters to further melt...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force rescue 3 kayakers after overnight search

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force rescue 3 kayakers after overnight search
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Air Force rescued three kayakers, Friday morning, from Green Bay, near Whaleback Shoal, about ten miles north of Peninsula State Park in Wisconsin. The missing kayakers were spotted by a Royal Canadian Air Force search-and-rescue crew aboard a Hercules aircraft launched by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, Trenton, Ontario, who reported their location...

Coast Guard rescues 3, removes 3 drunk boaters during busy Saturday on the Great Lakes

Coast Guard rescues 3, removes 3 drunk boaters during busy Saturday on the Great Lakes
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two, assisted four, conducted a medevac and cited three boaters for boating under the influence during patrols throughout the Great Lakes region, Saturday. At about 11:40 a.m., Coast Guard Station Lorain, Ohio, responded to a sailing vessel with two people aboard taking on water near the mouth of the Black River. The rescue boat crew, aboard a 25-foot response...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local responders across Great Lakes rescue 7, assist 16 during busy start to weekend

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local responders across Great Lakes rescue 7, assist 16 during busy start to weekend
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and local responders teamed up to rescue seven boaters and assist 16 others across the Great Lakes Friday night and early Saturday morning, during a busy start to the weekend. The Coast Guard is not releasing the names of the boaters rescued and assisted, and there is no Coast Guard imagery for any of the cases. The Coast Guard Auxiliary responded...

Coast Guard rescues dog in Sturgeon Bay ship canal

Coast Guard rescues dog in Sturgeon Bay ship canal
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued a dog that was in the Sturgeon Bay, Wis., ship canal Friday afternoon. At 1:45 p.m., members of Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay noticed three people who were trying to assist a dog out of the canal near the station. Members of the ice rescue team from the station launched aboard the station’s ice rescue craft and rescued the dog, transported it to shore, and...

Coast Guard reiterates safety measures following rescue of man on ice-covered Sturgeon Bay

Coast Guard reiterates safety measures following rescue of man on ice-covered Sturgeon Bay
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard and representatives from local emergency response agencies are reiterating to everyone the importance of taking the proper precautions before heading outdoors for winter recreation, following a rescue of a Wisconsin man who became disoriented on ice-covered Sturgeon Bay Tuesday evening. At about 5:15 p.m., search-and-rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Command...