U.s. Coast Guard
The U.S. Coast Guard and fire departments from Chesterton, Portage and Porter combined forces to practice ice rescue techniques on Lake Michigan.
MICHIGAN CITY | Rescuers steadily walked across Lake Michigan on Wednesday evening, the creaking and cracking of ice echoing through the dark night.
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter made its way south on Lake Michigan this week to break up ice in Burns Harbor, to ensure lake freighters and barges can continue to come into the port.
Ships, including iron ore freighters bound for Northwest Indiana steel mills, have been jamming up the ice-choked St. Marys River in recent weeks as they rush to make deliveries before the Soo Locks close this week.
The Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock, a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender homeported in Port Huron, Mich., suffered significant damage to the stern and fantail during a collision with the 990-foot motor vessel Mesabi Miner, shown in the background, in northern Lake Michigan,= on Sunday. Both the Ho…
PORTAGE | For 36 hours Christine Forystek waited for rescuers to bring her son home.
LAKE STATION | The Burns Waterway Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is presenting a seven-lesson boat safety course starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Edison High School, 3304 Parkside Ave.
Governors of Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin sent a letter last week to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking him to not implement environmental rules they say will imperil Great Lakes shipping.
Republican governors of Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin sent a letter to Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking him to not implement environmental rules they say will imperil Great Lakes shipping.
PORTER | Representatives from several agencies spent the afternoon searching for the owners of an abandoned boat Wednesday, fearing the worst.
Bridge work by the Indiana Department of Transportation will cause boating restrictions on Burns Ditch at the Portage Marina this spring, officials said.
Nasty weather glazed roads, tore down power lines and draped a haze of white across the region Sunday that contributed to dozens of car accidents.
NEW ORLEANS | Crews geared up to set fire to oil leaking from the site of an exploded drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, a last-ditch effort to get rid of it before it reaches environmentally sensitive marshlands on the coast.
An early morning search of Gary's Lake Michigan coastline for missing boaters turned out to be a hoax, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
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