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Spent phosphorus flare washes ashore at Gary beach

GARY | Authorities on Tuesday recovered a spent phosphorus flare that may have been used in a recent search for missing boaters on Lake Michigan, officials said.

June 10, 2014 4:37 pm

Sonar search to resume Monday for Chicago man missing in Lake Michigan

MICHIGAN CITY | Indiana conservation officers plan to resume an underwater sonar search Monday for a Chicago man who went missing Saturday night in Lake Michigan north of Mount Baldy.

June 01, 2014 5:15 pm

One person missing in Lake Michigan

Emergency personnel late Saturday night were looking for a person who went missing from a boat about 1.5 miles offshore from the Michigan City Lighthouse.

May 31, 2014 10:45 pm

Seven rescued in Lake Michigan from sinking boat

BURNS HARBOR | A Coast Guard crew and a good Samaritan rescued seven people Saturday from a sinking vessel near Burns Ditch.

May 24, 2014 10:45 pm
Coast Guard did nearly three times as much icebreaking this winter

Coast Guard did nearly three times as much icebreaking this winter

Northwest Indiana steel mills rely on a steady flow of shipping traffic across the Great Lakes to provide them with enough raw materials to forge metal, but the record-setting ice was so thick this winter that a boat trip that normally takes 12 hours stretched for eight days in February. Th…

May 19, 2014 11:59 am
Steelmaking idled at Gary Works

Steelmaking idled at Gary Works

The winter from hell has caused the shutdown of blast furnaces that normally burn around the clock at U.S. Steel Gary Works.

April 04, 2014 3:00 pm
Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

MICHIGAN CITY | Rescuers steadily walked across Lake Michigan on Wednesday evening, the creaking and cracking of ice echoing through the dark night.

February 26, 2014 8:24 pm Video Photos

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Steel mill-bound ship, icebreaker crash at sea

Steel mill-bound ship, icebreaker crash at sea

GARY | A Great Lakes freighter hauling iron ore to the Gary Works steel mill rear-ended a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker that was cutting a path through the frozen surface of Lake Michigan.

January 06, 2014 9:00 am Photos

Photos

Dock wall collapses under cargo weight at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor

Dock wall collapses under cargo weight at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor

A dock wall at ArcelorMittal in Burns Harbor buckled Tuesday.

September 25, 2012 9:06 pm

2 boaters rescued on Lake Calumet

Coast guardsmen from the U.S. Coast Guard station at Calumet Harbor rescued two people from a boat that had run aground in Lake Calumet early this morning.

August 23, 2012 7:50 am
Man reported missing in Lake Michigan at Beverly Shores

Man reported missing in Lake Michigan at Beverly Shores

BEVERLY SHORES | What was normally a scene of tranquility was the setting for tragedy Monday afternoon as crews searched Beverly Shores waters and shores for a lost man.

June 18, 2012 9:45 pm Photos

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Coast Guard, Lake County authorities search for plane

HAMMOND | Authorities were searching Lake Michigan, Wolf Lake and other region waterways Tuesday night for the possibility of a plane down in the water.

May 29, 2012 11:45 pm
WWII dog tag found in Central Illinois field

WWII dog tag found in Central Illinois field

Metal-detecting enthusiast Graham McCoy, center, of Chatham, Ill., hands to Tim Krell, left, a long-lost dog tag that belonged to Krell's father, Walter Alvin "Bud" Krell, during a monthly meeting of the Marine Corps League in Springfield, Ill. Bud Krell, a World War II veteran and member of…

April 14, 2012 12:00 am
WWII dog tag found in Central Illinois field

WWII dog tag found in Central Illinois field

A dog tag belonging to Walter Alvin "Bud" Krell, a World War II veteran and member of the U.S. Coast Guard who died in 1998, is seen along with a early service photo of Krell taken around 1943. The dog tag was found by metal-detecting enthusiast Graham McCoy, of Chatham, Ill., buried west of…

April 14, 2012 12:00 am

Coast Guard issues standards for ballast water management

The Coast Guard updated its ballast water management rules by now allowing a certain concentration of living organisms in ballast water discharged from ships in U.S. waters.

March 24, 2012 6:00 pm

Coast Guard lowers passenger capacities as waistlines expand

CHICAGO | The average American's growing midsection appears to be behind the U.S. Coast Guard's decision to lower capacity numbers on all passenger boats.

April 17, 2011 7:45 pm

Ind. to crack down on drunken boating this weekend

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana conservation officers will be on the lookout for drunken boaters this weekend.

June 22, 2010 7:01 am

US official: Gulf oil drilling paused, not stopped

WASHINGTON | Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Wednesday the oil spill containment operation in the Gulf of Mexico is now catching up to 630,000 gallons a day and that the amount could nearly double by next week as processing of the captured oil is expanded.

June 09, 2010 9:54 am
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