Saturday, March 28, 2009

Midwest Flood Assistance by Coast Guard

Personnel from the Sault Ste. Marie Coast Guard is assisting in the flood rescue in North Dakota. This heart-warming picture was posted on their website. Since there isn't much going on in the St. Marys River with such a slow start to the shipping season, it is wonderful they can be helping those poor people who are experiencing the devastating floods. The following paragraph is from the Coast Guard website. I didn't see anything about copyright so I am just copying it for your enjoyment.

Machinery Technician 3rd Class Dan Fraley of Coast Guard Station Sault Ste. Marie offloads the faithful friend of an Oxbow, N.D. woman, as both the dog and its owner required rescue from their flooded home along the Red River, Thursday, March 26, 2009. (U.S. Coast Guard/Photo by Petty Officer Bill Colclough)

Ninth Coast Guard District units are assisting the Eighth Coast Guard District during the Midwest flood response.

For updated information visit the Eight Coast Guard District's flood response website:


Cathy Clementz said...

That is one of those photos that makes you feel good AND sad.

When Dan and I were headed home from I.M. the other day, on U.S. 2, a large pick up truck pulling an airboat type boat was headed west. We wondered if it might be headed to N. Dakota.

Sault Boat Watcher said...

That boat was probably headed to ND.
There is so much work going on there that we don't hear about on the news. I just listened to the Today Show and there was no mention of the work of the Coast Guard. I wanted to get involved in the work of the Red Cross a few years ago and even began training for disaster relief work but it wasn't Tom's cup of tea. So I didn't follow through on it. But I would still love to be out there working.

PAC Lanier said...


The imagery provided by the Coast Guard is public and can be posted to your site without issue. We just ask you include photo credit.

There are several Ninth Coast Guard District units responding to the floods. The initial repsonding units can be found at

We appreciate the continued support.

Chief Robert K. Lanier
Asst. Public Affairs Officer
Ninth Coast Guard District