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The ice is coming! The ice is coming!

Buoy operations

Like many places around the country, the cold season has arrived on the Great Lakes. Operational seasonality is an ongoing reality for all who call the region home, and Great Lakes crews are all preparing for the ice to come. Just as the summer months bring a busy schedule due to increased search and rescue and law enforcement cases, the winter brings a hectic schedule full of ice maintenance operations including search and rescue, ice-breaking and aids-to-navigation.

Got questions? This buoy tender sailor has answers.

Buoy

We asked our Facebook fans if they could ask a buoy tender sailor anything, what would it be? And with more than 300 questions asked, it was clear you were all eager to hear more about the men and women who sail aboard “black hulls.” We picked the top five most “liked” questions and asked

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Big dog in big trouble: Great Dane rescued from frozen Lake Huron

Several crewmembers of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay pose with Bella the Great Dane, shortly before she is handed over to the St. Clair County Animal Society, March 17, 2011. She was returned to her owners in Sarnia, Ontario later that afternoon. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Adam Leggett.

Several crewmembers of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay pose with Bella the Great Dane. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Adam Leggett. Written by Ens. Phil Constantino, Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay. Coast Guard men and women train tirelessly every day to be ready for any situation that could be handed to them. Sometimes they

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A guardian for all seasons

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw breaking ice in this illustration of a Coast Guard photo by Ensign Guillermo Colom. Click the image to watch a video of ice breaking operations aboard the Mackinaw. While last weekend may have marked the official beginning of Spring, the Coast Guard finds itself operating in a bevy of different weather

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