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Aug. 10, 2023

An icebreaker’s summer break on the Great Lakes

Cutter crew, auxiliarists and Academy cadets enhance skillsets and camaraderie during fair weather months.

June 16, 2023

Joint operations event sees active duty and Auxiliary crews prepare for a busy SAR season

Active duty members and auxiliarists hold two-day training exercise at Station Michigan City.

Aug. 27, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard’s Ninth District--Guardians of the Great Lakes!

Within an area occupied by the states bordering the Great Lakes is located the U.S. Coast Guard’s Ninth District. The service’s presence on the Great Lakes began in the 19th century with the appearance of four Coast Guard predecessor agencies. These included the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, U.S. Lighthouse Service, Steamboat Inspection Service and

Feb. 26, 2021

Icebreaking on the Great Lakes requires great partnerships

Icebreaking operation keeps the economy moving on the Great Lakes.

Dec. 11, 2020

The Long Blue Line: “Big Mac” attack--Icebreaker Mackinaw battles Lake Ice 75 years ago!

Normally, lake ice begins thawing at the end of April, but “Big Mac”--as the icebreaker is affectionately called in the Lakes region--has opened shipping lanes as early as the third week in March, thus facilitating the early movement of millions of tons of iron ore, grain, and other vital cargo.    U.S. Coast Guard Public AffairsFor generations,