Coast Guard Cutters Hawser, Line to patrol Lake Champlain

Coast Guard Cutters Hawser, Line to patrol Lake Champlain
Coast Guard Cutter Hawser file photo by PAC Bob Laura SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Coast Guard cutters Hawser and Line are scheduled to patrol Lake Champlain this weekend to assist with the recreational boating safety and law enforcement missions. The 65-foot harbor tugs will augment efforts of Coast Guard Station and Aids to Navigation Team Burlington, a two-boat station responsible for 490-square miles,...

Coast Guard warns public to stay off Lake Champlain as ice deteriorates

Coast Guard warns public to stay off Lake Champlain as ice deteriorates
A Coast Guard Station Burlington ice rescue team trains using an ice rescue shuttle board in Burlington Bay on Lake Champlain. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is urging the public to not walk on Lake Champlain as the ice begins to deteriorate with warmer weather. Ice may look safe but it is difficult to determine the thickness visually...

Coast Guard rescues woman after boat capsizes on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard rescues woman after boat capsizes on Lake Champlain
Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo. BOSTON – Coast Guard Station Burlington crewmembers rescued a woman Tuesday evening after her 17-foot boat capsized on Lake Champlain near Schuyler Island. Local emergency dispatchers relayed the distress call to watchstanders at the station at approximately 7:27 p.m. The woman had used her cell phone to call 911 and provide her location. A...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for a missing 41-year-old man on Lake Champlain. The man was last seen Monday evening in the waters near Shelburne Point. The group he was kayaking with reported that his kayak had capsized and he planned to swim back to shore. He was reported missing after he did not return...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain
29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with local fire departments are searching for a missing 44-year-old man after his kayak was found unmanned and adrift off Shelburne Point on Lake Champlain Monday. A good Samaritan reported the adrift kayak to Coast Guard watchstanders at around 7:30 p.m. prompting the search. The man was confirmed missing by a separate correlating...

Coast Guard saves 3 from overturned boat on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard saves 3 from overturned boat on Lake Champlain
A submerged catamaran remains at the scene of a rescue in Lake Champlain, Vermont, June 8, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard responded to an overturned vessel and three people in the water Wednesday on Lake Champlain, Vermont. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received a call at approximately 2:15 p.m. from a person on land reporting a capsized 14-foot...

Coast Guard Station Burlington trains, warns against ice dangers on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard Station Burlington trains, warns against ice dangers on Lake Champlain
BOSTON — Crews at Coast Guard Station Burlington, Vermont, are urging Lake Champlain locals and visitors to use extreme caution on the lake and surrounding waters this weekend. With more snow forecasted, unsafe ice may be hidden from view and poses greater danger than normal as the added weight of the snow decreases density of the ice. “The thing folks need to recognize is that while beautiful...

Teen found after Coast Guard, other agencies search Lake Champlain

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Good Samaritan aboard a passing sailboat found an 18-year old girl struggling in the water during a search for her on Lake Champlain in Vermont, Wed., Aug. 25, 2010.

New York Naval Militia to Assist United States Coast Guard in Enforcing Lake Champlain Navigation Rules

CROWN POINT, NY – A New York Naval Militia patrol boat will be on duty at the Lake Champlain narrows, where a new bridge between Vermont and New York is being built, to help the United State Coast Guard enforce a special navigation zone.