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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RT @StaceyALee: Lake Michigan accessorizing the pier in Grand Haven with its beautiful winter bling. 🌬🌧❄️🌊💎 @StormHour #wmiwx #miwx #LakeM
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RT @NWSGaylord: Ice cover has increased over the past couple weeks as water temperatures continue to cool off. Total coverage across all fi…
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RT @StateDept: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in a world in which “the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happine…
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RT @USNavy: As our #USNavy Sailors build a Culture of Excellence and conduct themselves with honor, courage and commitment, no truer words…
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RT @pleasewearit: Cold weather means bodies of water may be iced over. Ice is never 100% safe, especially in areas where water levels fluct…
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RT @USCG: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. https://t.co/dP4w…
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RT @USCG: In November 1913, not long after a deadly storm struck Lake Erie, a fisherman came across a wooden hatch cover that drifted ashor…
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RT @PureMichigan: The South Haven Lighthouse was built in 1871. All these years later, it remains watchful over the entrance to the Black R…
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Happy birthday to the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation's only heavy ice breaker https://t.co/3N3wZNDYJK
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@USNavy @USCG Well played shipmates.
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RT @A4GL: Miss spending time on Lake Erie? @clevelanddotcom explains how you can track ice concentration, currents and water levels with da…
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Never drive on #ice! Even ATV’s are not safe! Each year the #CoastGuard responds to cases of ATV’s that fall throug… https://t.co/WWeCgb3G46
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RT @NWSEastern: A storm will move across the Great Lakes and northern New England this weekend, bringing wintry precipitation to much of th…
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RT @JRCCTrentCCCOS: We're @TorontoBoatShow with our #SAR partners @CoastGuardCAN come see us & chat about Search & #RESCUE #prevention #the
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RT @VComdtUSCG: Highlighted the contributions of our @USCG for the @NavySNA. In turbulent times, the stakes are extremely high. The #USCG l…
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RT @fishinniagara: Lake Effect snow is always possible when #lake_erie looks like this @LakeErieNorth @StormHour https://t.co/FjTi21rhno
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#USCG Station #Marquette then and now. From the first station crew in 1891 to the current crew in 2020.… https://t.co/9jh30pDO3U
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RT @LakeMichigangr8: ~~ @USCGGreatLakes Mackinaw & Mobile Bay at work this morning in Sturgeon Bay @sbvc escorting @InterlakeSSCo vessel’s…
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RT @NWSCLE: Lake Erie ice concentration is usually at least 40% this time of year. Currently, the lake has no ice. Cold temperatures return…
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If you witness someone fall overboard, do NOT take your eyes off of them! Throw floatation devices out to them and yell "man overboard, port/starboard side!" while continuously pointing at them. The operator can then maneuver the vessel to recover the person in water.
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One thing you can count on is that the Great Lakes are unpredictable. Keep the fun days fun by being safe, wearing lifejackets, and planning ahead. Thanks for sharing your fun, safe day with us, Jessi!
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Remember BOSN Wren, who just earned his master cutterman title on U.S. Coast Guard Cutter ALDER? Bet you didn't know he made an appearance in the opening scene of Clear and Present Danger starring Harrison Ford!
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#OTD 20 years ago, Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) made its 1st drug interdiction. These aircrews deploy on #USCG cutters and use precision gunfire to stop drug smuggling vessels. #HITRON2020
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The Coast Guard Band completed their Great Lakes summer tour Sunday in Cantigny Military Park in Wheaton, Illinois with a most entertaining performance in front of more than 1,100 people at the outdoor venue. Mixed in with a variety of instrumentals, marches and patriotic songs was a medley of popular Julie Andrew songs sung by extremely talented Petty Officer 1st Class Megan Weikleenget. Each year the Band tours a different Coast Guard district. Next year, they'll perform on the west coast in District 11.
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Bandit says everyone can have fun while being safe on the water! Tag or share to remind a friend to wear a lifejacket on the water!
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Look after each other out there. Things can change in an instant.
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