U.S. Coast Guard

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Warmer temperatures are breaking up the ice in the Great Lakes and it’s helping freighters haul loads before the commercial shipping season ends on Monday.


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Michigan crews are doing their part in helping with Hurricane Harvey relief. The U.S. Coast Guard's ninth district, which includes Michigan, deployed 38 personal, four air boats, and two helicopters to the Houston area over the weekend.

Lieutenant Ben Chamberlain is a Command Center Chief for the United States Coast Guard. He said it's not yet known how long crews will serve.