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Dec 2, 2000
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From BYM:

USA. Coast Guard rescues man who was stranded on North Fox Island since Monday
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A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Traverse City, Mich., rescued a 60-year-old man Thursday night from North Fox Island in Lake Michigan near Leelanau Peninsula after he had been stranded there since Monday.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=89386
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From BYM:

USA. Coast Guard gets ready for Paddles Up Great Lakes safety outreach campaign
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For the second consecutive year, the 9th Coast Guard District is observing Paddles Up Great Lakes, an educational outreach campaign aimed at raising safe boating awareness among the region’s paddlesport enthusiasts.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=89412

Comment: They could just as easily call it "How To Enjoy The Lakes Without Getting Dead" but I suppose they wanted it to be a bit friendlier.​
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From The U.S. Coast Guard:

Coast Guard airlifts 2 after tour boat becomes damaged in rough weather
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CLEVELAND — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Traverse City, Mich., airlifted two people from a tour boat after it became damaged in rough weather in Lake Michigan near Empire, Mich., Monday evening.
More at http://www.d9publicaffairs.com/go/doc/443/1146963/
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From Maritime Matters
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SS COL. JAMES M. SCHOONMAKER A Century Later
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Richard Weiss emailed me about this event recently, I asked if we could cover this historic event on MaritimeMatters with his excellent photographs — Martin Cox:

What follows is Richard’s own account and photographs of the July 1st event in Toledo, Ohio:

SS COL. JAMES M. SCHOONMAKER A Century Later: By Richard Weiss
More with a full pictorial at http://maritimematters.com/2011/07/ss-col-james-m-schoonmaker-a-century-later/

Comment: Some of us, myself included, have some fond memories of this ship. She looks like she's in the capable hands of a group that cares.​
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From The U.S. Coast Guard:

Coast Guard, St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation respond to grounded vessel
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard and the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation responded to the grounding of the 670-foot motor vessel Federal St. Laurent, which ran aground near Massena, N.Y., along the St. Lawrence Seaway, at about 8 p.m. EST Monday.
More at http://www.d9publicaffairs.com/go/doc/443/1153035/
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From BYM:

USA. Multi-agency response saves 28 people from dangerous wind-driven rip currents in Lake Michigan
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North Carolina native saved 14 of them

A U.S. Coast Guard chief petty officer from Harker’s Island, N.C., currently assigned as the Officer in Charge of Coast Guard Station Holland, Mich., and numerous other local authorities saved at least 28 people from a dangerous wind-driven current next to the Holland Beach pier head Wednesday.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=90006
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From BYM:

USA. Coast Guard uses new technology to quickly locate flooding vessel
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U.S. Coast Guard personnel in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., used Rescue 21, new technology currently being installed in the sector's comand center, to locate a sailboat taking on water with one person aboard near Drummond Island, Mich., Thursday, ending in a safe trip home for the man.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=90114
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From BYM:

USA. Coast Guard advises caution for Lake Michigan swimmers, boaters as foul weather approaches
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With similar weather conditions expected this week as last week, the U.S. Coast Guard is advising Lake Michigan residents and visitors to be cautious and commercial vessels to prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions and consider taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=90304
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From The Examiner:

Recreated 1800 Tall Ships are ready to board in Chicago
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Just the right amount of breeze filled the sails of the Lynx as it edged Chicago’s breakwater. A privateer, square top sail schooner whose namesake bested 49 ships during the War of 1812 as a Baltimore Clipper, the Lynx fired a salvo from a portside cannon just to let folks on shore know she was here.
More at http://www.examiner.com/midwest-getaways-in-chicago/recreated-1800-tall-ships-are-ready-to-board-chicago
 
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From BYM:

USA. Coast Guard, City of Detroit to host international multi-agency security response exercise along Detroit-Windsor Corridor
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More than 65 U. S. and Canadian federal, state, and local emergency response partner agencies are scheduled to take part in a full-scale, cross-border security, mass rescue, and oil spill response exercise, “Detroit River Readiness 2011," on Aug. 23 and 24 along the Detroit River Corridor from Trenton north in the river to Detroit and Windsor.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=90590
 

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