Welcome to the Ninth Coast Guard District

Guardians of the Great Lakes

The Ninth Coast Guard District is responsible for all Coast Guard operations throughout the five Great Lakes, the Saint Lawrence Seaway and parts of the surrounding states including 6,700 miles of shoreline and 1,500 miles of the international border with Canada. The 6,000 active duty, reserve, civilian and auxiliary men and women who make up the Ninth District deliver multi-mission services in search and rescue, maritime safety and security, environmental protection, maritime law enforcement, aids to navigation and icebreaking.

 

         

 

NINTH COAST GUARD DISTRICT
1240 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44199
(216) 902-6000

 

Ninth District Command Center - 1-800-321-4400
Emergency Dismissal Plan Hotline - 216-902-6185

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#OnThisDay 1814-The crew of USRC Eagle, which had been driven ashore near Negros Head, New York in an encounter with the British brig HMS Dispatch, dragged the cutter's guns up a bluff in an effort to continue the battle. The New York Evening Post gave an account of what happened next to the out-gunned cutter and its crew: "During the engagement between the Cutter Eagle and the enemy, the following took place which is worthy of notice. Having expended all the wadding of the four-pounders on the hill, during the warmest of the firing, several of the crew volunteered and went on board the cutter to obtain more. At this moment the masts were shot away, when the brave volunteers erected a flag upon her stern; this was soon shot away, but was immediately replaced by a heroic tar, amidst the cheers of his undaunted comrades, which was returned by a whole broadside from the enemy. When the crew of the Cutter had expended all their large shot and fixed ammunition, they tore up the log book to make cartridges and returned the enemy's small shot which lodged in the hull. The Cutter was armed with only 6 guns, 4 four-pounders and 2 twos with plenty of muskets and about 50 men. The enemy being gone and provisions scarce the volunteers from this city left Captain Lee and his crew and arrived here on Thursday evening the 13th instant, in a sloop from Long Island. . .We have since learned that Captain Lee succeeded in getting off the Cutter and was about to remove her to a place of safety when the enemy returned and took possession of her. She was greatly injured, but it is expected that the enemy will be able to refit her to annoy us in the sound."
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Look who's coming back! Shiny and chrome...OK, not so much chrome, but Neah Bay did just complete its turn at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore for the Service Life Extension Program. Hurry home, we'll see you when you pull in.
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In northeast Ohio or southeastern Michigan and looking for something to do this weekend? Looking for something FUN & FREE? Let Station Marblehead scare you silly for a good cause and check out their haunted station Friday and Saturday night from 8-10pm. While FREE, guests are invited to bring along non-perishable food items that will be given to local food banks. WHAT: FREE Haunted House WHERE: Station Marblehead - 606 Prairie Street, Marblehead, OH 43440 WHEN: Oct. 20th & 21st from 8-10 p.m. WHO: EVERYONE U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit #HauntedHouse #USCG #LakeErie #Halloween
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Let's hear it for our commercial vessel inspection teams! It isn't a job many get to see, let alone hear about, but it is integral to keeping commerce moving - and safely.
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Nothing can replace teamwork when it comes to completing the mission. Coast Guard partnerships with local, state, federal and international agencies couldn't succeed without a strong foundation of teamwork. #USCG #Shiprider #Canada
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Are you squared away for waterfowl season? 1) Check the weather before you go & don’t go out during actual or predicted storms or advisories 2) File a float plan 3) Bring communication equipment on your boat 4) Wear the right gear
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Gotta stay in shape somehow...the morale and camaraderie doesn't hurt either.
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Meet Jason. He went out on the lake and didn't wear his life jacket ... don't be like Jason - heading out? be sure to #WearIt OH! Happy Friday the 13th too! CH CH CH CH AH AH AH AH
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Affectionately, Happy Birthday Squids and many returns. Happy #242NavyBday
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Active, Reserve or Auxiliary - we ALL need to train - just like the crew from Station Manistee. What do you do to keep your boating skills sharp?
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A big congratulations and job well done to Auxiliarists Robert and Patti Brody of Flotilla 42. Well deserved in our humble opinion. #USCG #Auxiliary #Rochester
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It's that time of year again - dreary weather, wind and high seas. Do rescuers and yourselves a favor and make sure any watercraft still in the water are properly secured. #TheMoreYouKnow #GreatLakes #BoatingTips
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BM1 Scott Fischer, from Station Wilmette Harbor, sponsored a police dog statue during the "K9 for Cops" campaign in Chicago this summer. Sponsored by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation to raise awareness, support and assistance for families of police officers who were killed in the line of duty, more than 110 K9 statues were sponsored by businesses, sports teams, families and individuals and displayed along Chicago's Michigan Avenue and throughout downtown Chicago. Fischer personally raised more than $2000 to sponsor a statue, and worked with an artist to deck out his K9 in a colorful life jacket to promote safe boating. Fisher is scheduled to transfer to the CGC Alex Haley in Kodiak, Alaska, and has donated his work of art for permanent display at Station Wilmette. Great job BM1!
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Just to piggyback off this comic...
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Great shots of CGC Hollyhock being assisted out of Fraser Shipyards. #GreatLakes #Hollyhock
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The boating season may be fading into recent memory here in the #GreatLakes, but that's no reason to not plan for next year already. Among their many jobs, the Auxiliary is filled with keen-eyed experts to make sure your boat is ready to go for the year with a vessel safety check. Tuck this link away for next spring and don't forget to get checked: http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=V-DEPT&category=i-want-a-vsc
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#USCG, @CCG_GCC looking for owner of this green Hobie Cat near #Sarnia #Ontario. Call 216.902.6117 if you have info… https://t.co/15WosSk9Ap
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#USCG, federal, state, local partners conducting oil spill preparedness exercise in #SturgeonBay #WI https://t.co/QJ8eYVBR7V
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#CANUSLAK exercise on the #StLawrence; #USCG, #NYDEC, #Clayton, #Akwesasne practice boom deployment. https://t.co/273cC5Squf
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Great job! #USCG Air Sta Detroit assisted in this rescue! Our continued partnership with @CCG_GCC is vital along th… https://t.co/ScISZXIoi0
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#USCG Station Ludington assited 5 from their burning vessel tues. All brought back safely. Check out the video… https://t.co/fCJixdtKZK
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RT @TOWARF: 14' boat taking on water - 8 rescued from #LakeOntario near #Youngstown @USCGGreatLakes https://t.co/al85D81C3E
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# LakeErie #SAR case for 2 Kayakers closed https://t.co/dRUbBgp9g4; reporter discovers kayaks on shore, rental faci… https://t.co/NmgTMTQm5m
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RT @USCGReserve: Lt. Cmdr. Swan, @USCG PSU 309, is the 2017 Witherspoon Inspirational Leadership Award recipient. https://t.co/nF0I5LpO4g @…
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Search for missing 44-year-old man on #LakeStClair concludes; #MacombCounty dive team recovered him unresponsive. https://t.co/E4qPXzIGyP
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#USCG Sector Detroit, #MacombPolice continue search for missing man in #LakeStClair. For news updates: https://t.co/E4qPXzIGyP
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#USCG Station Manistee #Michigan crew; in the right place, at the right time! For more info on this rescue:… https://t.co/AVbAFOhIsf
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Whether the 1st or 500th time on your #paddlecraft this season; always check the #forecast before leaving shore!… https://t.co/T0BulWdxg1
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Happy Saturday! Today starts National Safe Boating Week #SafeBoating #WearIt https://t.co/oMXWIUoCO9; Be safe & Hav… https://t.co/6n1gWBYSzH
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Thank-you to the #USCG & @USCGAux units for honoring Florence Ebersole Smith French, #USCGR, #WWII hero, read more:… https://t.co/q4ac60eKhp
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#WWII hero & #USCGspar remembered in #IthacaNY today. Assisted POWs in Manila, Philippines in 1944-45. #USCG,… https://t.co/cxWOEw1QsZ
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@MarkLittlewood9 No, transitioned from another area.
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#Shiprider; one example of binational cooperation providing safety, security & stewardship of the #GreatLakes & sur… https://t.co/zJextMn0RC
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#USCG #LakeMichigan units urge precautions; rise in number of adrift boats due to high water & swift currents.… https://t.co/D7wS7aXPv1
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#USCG #ShutterShootout annual photo competition finals; #USCGGreatLakes has our favorite; visit:… https://t.co/7c5mVq81pk
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