Coast Guards warns of weak ice across Great Lakes region

Coast Guards warns of weak ice across Great Lakes region
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard reminds the public to exercise caution on ice throughout the entire Great Lakes region. Current ice conditions on the Great Lakes are far below the seasonal average. The combination of open water, unstable ice formation and areas of relatively weak ice may create hazardous conditions for recreational users. The public is advised to use caution when deciding to venture...

Coast Guard holds cold water boating and paddle sport safety event in Sag Harbor

Coast Guard holds cold water boating and paddle sport safety event in Sag Harbor
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station Montauk and Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 18 hosted a cold water safety event in Sag Harbor, N.Y., today. Today’s event, which included speakers and presentations from Cold Water Boot Camp’s Mark Chanski, a boating educator in Connecticut, and members from the East Hampton Ocean Rescue Squad and tours aboard Station Montauk’s 47-foot motor lifeboat, was established...

Coast Guards warns: air temps may be rising, but water temps still dangerously low

CLEVELAND — In light of several recent search and rescue cases, the 9th Coast Guard District is warning Great Lakes citizens and visitors Thursday that, regardless of unseasonably warm air temperatures expected across the region this weekend, water temperatures remain dangerously low. Additionally, the Coast Guard is providing safety tips and recommendations to promote safe outdoor recreation on...