Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw escorts 101st Chicago to Mackinac race

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw will escort the 101st Race to Mackinac, the world’s longest annual freshwater distance race, with an escort of 350 participating sailboats at the Navy Pier in downtown Chicago for the start of the race Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Coast Guard icebreakers not a factor in creating Saturday’s ice floe

CLEVELAND – In the wake of Saturday’s successful mass rescue of 134 ice fisherman near Oak Harbor, Ohio, media reports have quoted individuals who have suggested that a Coast Guard icebreaker may have contributed to the ice floe breaking free. The Coast Guard has reviewed its icebreaker movements and determined that Coast Guard vessel movements were not a factor in the case.

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw resumes “Christmas Tree Ship”

CHICAGO – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw (WLBB-30) will arrive here, Friday, with a delivery of 1,000 Christmas trees that will be provided to needy families at the Navy Pier in downtown during a public ceremony Dec. 6, 2008, at 10 a.m.

Coast Guard Ships Offer Tours DuringCoast Guard Festival

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Mackinaw and Biscayne Bay will make their official entrance into the Grand River, Monday, marking the beginning of a busy and exciting weekend at the 2008 Coast Guard Festival. The Parade of Ships will begin at 1 p.m., Monday. Visiting ships will moor at designated positions along Escanaba Park, adjacent to the Grand Haven Coast Guard Station,...