Tag: Operation Taconite

Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Great Lakes

The 9th Coast Guard District has responsibility for the largest freshwater system on Earth – the Great Lakes. Made up of massive inland seas stretching from Minnesota to Upstate New York, the Great Lakes contain enough fresh water to cover the lower 48 states to a depth of 9 1/2 feet.

Operation Taconite

CGC Mobile Bay

The 140-foot Mobile Bay is unique in that it is one of nine cutters in the Coast Guard’s Bay class of icebreaking tugs, capable of continuously breaking approximately two feet of solid, plate ice. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Bryan Estell. When we last checked in with Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay they were

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itCG – ice breaking begins, EPIRB rescue, arming helicopters, video of the year

In this file photo, the Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay clears a path through the icy waters of the Hudson River. The Penobscot Bay is on its way to the Great Lakes to augment the other eight ice breakers assigned to Operations Taconite and Coal Shovel. (USCG photo PA3 Mike Hvozda) Click the image to

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