With the arrival of warmer weather comes the arrival of boating season in West Michigan.
Both men were later pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host an open house Thursday after receiving the first of three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters that are due to be permanently transferred to the unit this summer.
The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that it has concluded its domestic ice-breaking operations in support of commercial navigation, known as Operation Taconite, throughout the western Great Lakes.
Grand Haven Mayor Geri McCaleb was joined by Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Executive Director Mike Smith and Coast Guard Festival President Scott Klaassen at the commissioning of the Munro (WMSL-755), the sixth Legend-class cutter in service, on April 1.
Coast Guard teams throughout the Ninth Coast Guard District began restoring the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway aids-to-navigation system on March 28.
While neither serves in West Michigan, the post is worth reading because it says a lot about the service that is near and dear to Grand Haven’s heart.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered the 2017 State of the Coast Guard Address at the National Press Club on Thursday.
The U.S. Coast Guard is alerting the public of commercial shipping and ice-breaking activity that will take place on Muskegon Lake, Jan. 11-15.
Want to know what it’s like to be aboard a Coast Guard cutter performing ice-breaking duty during the long winter months in the beyond-chilly Arctic region?
MANISTEE — Two members from U.S. Coast Guard Station Manistee saved two women caught in the Lake Michigan surf off the Fifth Avenue Beach in Manistee on Sunday night.
Nolan Jamieson said he’s always trying to find ways to strengthen the bond between the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the active duty Coast Guard in Grand Haven.
MUSKEGON — Coast Guard Station Muskegon and a boater saved three people after their vessel sank in Muskegon Lake on Wednesday afternoon.
Volunteers from Coast Guard Sector Field Office Grand Haven climbed Dewey Hill Wednesday morning, carrying large plywood letters, which once in place, spelled out “Coast Guard City USA.”
At least 10 people washed off piers on Lake Michigan today, including a New Jersey man who was swept off Grand Haven’s north pier.