Coast Guard assists Mackinac Island ferry that lost steering in Straits

Coast Guard assists Mackinac Island ferry that lost steering in Straits
Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay file photo by Daniel R. Michelson MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Coast Guard and others responded Tuesday in the Straits of Mackinac after a Mackinac Island ferry with 144 passengers and four crewmembers aboard lost steering while on its way from the island. The Star Line ferry Huron lost steering about 6 p.m. and was subsequently unable to deploy its anchor. The vessel...

Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay comes to aid of 2 vessels beset by ice in Straits of Mackinac

CLEVELAND — The crew of a Coast Guard cutter came to the aid of two vessels that became beset by ice in the Straits of Mackinac Friday night and Saturday morning. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug homeported in St. Ignace, Mich., aided the vessels while engaged in Operation Taconite, the Coast Guard’s largest domestic ice-breaking operation, which began...