U.S. coast guard

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Amanda Barberena

Two advocacy groups say the U.S. Coast Guard doesn't have an adequate strategy for dealing with oil spills in the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan.

The federal government's top official on pipeline safety is scheduled to appear at a Michigan hearing on twin lines that run through a crucial Great Lakes channel.

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UPDATED at 7:15 p.m.: The U.S. Coast Guard says ice-breaking ships have freed two vessels that were stuck in the St. Marys River.

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Authorities say two people are missing after apparently being swept into Lake Superior as high waves and winds whipped Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Coast Guard Commander on Great Lakes Retires Today

Aug 2, 2017
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The first woman to lead the Coast Guard district that covers the Great Lakes is retiring Wednesday. 

The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City is getting a new top officer.