U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard units offer tours during Grand Haven festival

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Neah Bay and Buckthorn and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley are scheduled to make their official entrance into the Grand River Aug. 2, marking the beginning of a busy and exciting week at the 2010 Coast Guard Festival.

Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn medevacs injured Canadian crewman

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn medically evacuated a 41-year-old male mariner experiencing pain and numbness in his left arm off the 698-foot Canadian laker, Michipicoten, offshore Waiska Bay Friday at approximately 9 a.m. “We were making preparations to do ATON [Aids to Navigation] when we received a call from VTS [Vessel Traffic Services] to...