U.S. coast guard Groups Challenge Coast Guard's Michigan Spill Response Plan By Associated Press • Aug 23, 2018 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. Feds Testifying at Senate Hearing on Great Lakes Pipeline By Associated Press • Aug 20, 2018 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. Coast Guard: 2 Vessels Freed From Ice on St. Mary's River By Associated Press • Dec 28, 2017 Twitter/USCG Great Lakes 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. Authorities: 2 Missing In Lake Superior; Search Suspended By Associated Press • Oct 25, 2017 Twitter/USCG Great Lakes 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 By Elizabeth Miller • Aug 2, 2017 ELIZABETH MILLER/IDEASTREAM The first woman to lead the Coast Guard district that covers the Great Lakes is retiring Wednesday. Coast Guard Station In Traverse City Getting New Commander By Associated Press • Jul 10, 2017 The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City is getting a new top officer.