Great Lakes

The USCGC BRISTOL BAY (WTGB-102) is the second of the U.S. Coast Guard's 140-foot icebreaking tugs and one of just two Bay-class cutters that work in conjunction with a special barge. Designed by U.S. Coast Guard engineers, the USCGC BRISTOL BAY's primary responsibility is opening and maintaining icebound shipping lanes in the Great Lakes. The BRISTOL BAY also performs missions such as search and rescue, marine environmental protection, law enforcement and port security and safety.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Coast Guards Renew Ice-Breaking Pact

(TORONTO, ON) – Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Central and Arctic Region, was joined by Rear Admiral…

(L to R) RCMP Constable Francois Picard-Blais, Commanding Officer Alan Morris, Korean War veteran David Parent of Windsor, and RCMP Constable Dave Running with the Memorial Cup aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Constable Carrière on 18 May 2017.Photo courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard.

Memorial Cup Arrives In Windsor

(SARNIA, ON) – The Memorial Cup embarked on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Constable Carrière in Sarnia and departed for…

The Thames River.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Working To Reduce Algae Blooms

(CHATHAM, ON) – The Thames River’s connection to algae in the Great Lakes is sparking local action. Around Lake Erie,…