Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie ran the 160-day operation which included more than 5,000 hours of ice breaking for convoys.
Five U.S. and three Canadian vessels worked to clear paths on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Detroit and St. Clair rivers, and southern Lake Huron.
The 140-foot cutter Neah Bay had planned to begin work Saturday from Gravelly Shoal to the entrance of the Saginaw River.
The Coast Guard says it got word early Saturday of a man adrift on an ice floe off Sterling State Park in Monroe County’s Frenchtown Township.
A dog missing since last month that was rescued several miles from land on the ice of Lake St. Clair by a U.S. Coast Guard crew has been reunited with his owners.
The large dog, estimated to be about 13-years-old, had badly injured his feet digging in the snow and ice to make a barrier for himself against the wind.
A father and his two children are safe and sound after a Coast Guard rescue on Lake St. Clair.
Rescue crews found four people clinging to the sides of the sailboat and two underneath.
It’s a serious problem and getting worse. Alcohol and drug use on the Great Lakes.
A 20-foot vessel with two adults and two kids aboard lost power and started drifting.