Coast Guard to break ice in Duluth-Superior

Coast Guard to break ice in Duluth-Superior
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder is scheduled to commence spring break out operations in the Duluth-Superior area Thursday. These operations will continue periodically over the next few days and weeks to prepare regional waterways for the start of the Great Lakes commercial navigation season. Initially, ice breaking operations will occur inside the Duluth and Superior Harbors....

Coast Guard ceremony to recognize the anniversary of heroic rescue attempt

Duluth, Minn – April 30, 1967, is a day many Minnesota residents refer to as “Black Sunday.”  A storm passed through the area causing waves as high as 20 feet on Lake Superior, with winds gusting up to 45 mph across the 36-degree water. The Coast Guard rescue team of Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Edgar A. Culbertson, Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Richard Callahan, and Fireman Ron Prei...