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 @RNLI: The most northern RNLI station is Aith on Shetland. Some 450 miles from the Arctic Circle, the Northern Lights are a regular and…
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Helo Ops at Coast Guard Station St. Joseph, July 10, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Klain) #USCG #HeloOps #LakeMichigan
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156 years ago today, the Medal of Honor was created. Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro remains the only Coast Guardsman to have received the medal as a result of his bravery and heroism at Guadalcanal where he was fatally wounded while saving the lives of hundreds of Marines. He was 22 years old. #USCG #DouglasMunro #Guadalcanal #WWII #MedalOfHonor #MOH
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On Monday June 25, Coast Guard Station Marblehead conducted an exercise with Ohio State Police to test out the efficacy of having state police K9 units aboard Coast Guard smallboats for law enforcement when boarding vessels. (U.S. Coast Guard video by AUXPA3 Mark Galan)
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Want a first-hand look at what it's like to jump out of a helicopter?
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Sunday Funny Fact: did you know that Popeye was originally a Coastie? He didn't enlist in the Navy until 1941. Here he is standing watch at a Coast Guard small boat station in the cartoon "POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN: Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves" from 1937. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miw_Jw7j2sE (you can see this scene at about the 2 minute mark of the cartoon)
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The National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan ends today. Throwback photos to when it began with Open Ramp at Air Station Traverse City, when families and members of the community were able to come on base and meet the air assets that we use to complete our missions. #USCG #TraverseCity #NationalCherryFestival
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Great work from Air Station Traverse City and a good example of our international partnership with Canada! The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton, Ontario requested our help with this one, and we were able to launch an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and get to the kayakers. Earlier this week we requested a Royal Canadian Air Force C-130 out of JRCC Trenton to help with one of our cases. The Royal Canadian Air Force, the Canadian Coast Guard, and the U.S. Coast Guard routinely share assets and help each other complete the mission. #USCG #CCG #RCAF
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Very cool!
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Never underestimate the potential danger of the Great Lakes. They are very powerful bodies of water in which dozens of people drown every year. Your best defense against them is a properly fitted, U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket. Just think of life jackets as the seatbelts of the water....wear one at all times, just like your seatbelt in an automobile, you never know when one can save your life.
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The National Cherry Festival air show began with a search and rescue demonstration by Air Station Traverse City and concluded with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels performance...all while the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn watched from below in Grand Traverse Bay. #NationalCherryFestival #TraverseCity #USCG #Buckthorn #BlueAngels (U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer Brian McCrum)
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Air Show at the National Cherry Festival, featuring a search and rescue demonstration by Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City. #NationalCherryFestival #TraverseCity #SAR #MH60 #Jayhawk (Video taken by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist Rycki Hill, Flotilla 26-10)
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The Coast Guard Exchange System held a grand reopening of the newley renovated Otto Graham Excahnge in Cleveland, June 29, 2018. Otto Graham was one of the most dominate players in his era as a quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. Otto Graham was also a successful football coach for the Coast Guard Aceademy.
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Open Ramp at Air Station Traverse City to kick off the National Cherry Festival.
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Operation Dry Water kicks off today and runs through the weekend. In 2017, we removed 104 intoxicated boaters from the Great Lakes over the annual BUI enforcement Dry Water weekend...remember, you can enjoy alcoholic beverages while boating, just as long as you're not the person driving the boat.
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USCGC Bristol Bay (WTGB-102) with a beautiful display for the Memorial Day Holiday meets Cason J. Callaway on the St. Clair River at the Algonac, MI State Park. - May 23, 2018
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The holiday weekend is nearly upon us! Got plans on the water? SHARE IT! File a #floatplan with someone on shore.… https://t.co/8cKzS0KGwS
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It's Cold up here; dress for the water, not the weather! The warmest #GreatLake, #LakeErie is 62°F near #Toledo, 53… https://t.co/boBYETmkQA
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Great cold water immersion advice! Additionally, without a #lifejacket in cold water, the ability to stay afloat de… https://t.co/KPP29lwPwf
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There are no winners in this game of hide and seek; file a #floatplan with someone on shore, have more than one way… https://t.co/AbIFTmlvuq
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these #CoastGuard #RSWI2018 events around the #GreatLakes:… https://t.co/A6Zc7FRdlB
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National wear your #lifejacket to work day; support #safeboating and wear it! #uscg #GreatLakes https://t.co/2mva6c1CJ3
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Seatbelts and #lifejackets, do the most good if worn. Always wear your lifejacket when out on the #GreatLakes!… https://t.co/iwLESdz3a2
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RT @maritimecommons: Want a say on matters related to Great Lakes pilotage regs & policies?#USCG is seeking applicants for two vacant posit…
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RT @ADMZukunft: Also, @realDonaldTrump nominated VADM Charles Ray as the 31st Vice Commandant. VADM Schultz & VADM Ray will lead the best @…
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RT @ADMZukunft: Applauding @SecNielsen selection & #POTUS @realDonaldTrump nomination of VADM Karl Schultz as 26th @USCG Commandant. VADM S…
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RT @CCG_GCC: Our #partnership with @USCGGreatLakes in ice breaking is vital to the #GreatLakes region including Georgian Bay & connecting w…
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#CCG_GCC, #USCG working together to keep the #GreatLakes and #StLawrenceSeaway transportation system moving this ic… https://t.co/dQs16QBEIa
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For those upcoming days of above freezing temperatures across the #GreatLakes, it's never too early to start planni… https://t.co/BPK71TFSqv
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Thanks to attendees of the #GreatLakes international #icebreaking meeting to keep critical waterways open for the 2… https://t.co/mkePjMuU2d
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RT @lcaships: @USCGGreatLakes & @lcaships sign MOU for maritime rescue training. ADM Nunan: "will greatly enhance both organizations capabi…
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Welcome back to the #GreatLakes system to the crew of the #USCG cutter #NeahBay https://t.co/RNTCzpId29
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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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