Aug 24, 2012

The Mailbag: Why was a Canadian Coast Guard cutter in Vermilion?

Dear Mailbag, We noticed a Canadian Coast Guard cutter, possibly the Griffon, in our waters offshore, between Huron and Vermilion. They hung around a couple hours on Tuesday. Do you have any idea what they would have been doing on our side of the lake? - Thanks, Doug at Mari-Dor Beach, Vermilion

Well, Doug, I called the U.S. Coast Guard station at Marblehead and officers there didn't know why the Canadian vessel was hanging around. So I went ahead and called the public affairs center for the U.S. Coast Guard's 9th District in Detroit and an officer there said the cutter likely came in for the War of 1812 memorial festivities that are happening today. There are events planned from Cleveland to Toledo, with dozens of government, international and historic vessels involved. That's the most likely explanation for what the Canadian cutter was doing on our side of the lake.

 

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Comments

thomtom

Our water?  not a good enough answer...

 

Kilroy

Where was Border Patrol?

 

Could have been an invasion.

Swamp Fox

Didn't you hear Obama declared war on Canada this morning, he blamed President Bush, we surrendered 3 hours later and gave them Michigan.   Two hours after claiming Michigan, Canada demanded we take it back, we refused.  

buddyamigo

as for swamp fox's comment;  I understand that one.   As for Kilroy and Thomtom.  Sounds like you like building walls.  I hear they need help in Arizona, New Mexico and California.  Maybe we shoiuld build walls around every country, every state and every county. Maybe even every township and put doors on the wall with little windows like the old speakeasys did in the roaring 20s and make everyone whisper a password like ; Trigger happy Charlie sent me.   Even if Canada did invade us, like some thought, what would be wrong with that?   Couldn't be any worse than what we have now since the Bush/Cheney F--------up.  

Capt. Ford

Don"t know the exact date of this siteing but the CCGS Limnos has been doing scientific samplings

across the lake for years, they were off Toledo over the weekend, thru the Bay on Monday etc. and sincce our Homeland boats now cross the border in their patrols whats the difference?

 

Swamp Fox

Update we offer Canada Biden if they keep Michigan, they refuse.  Smart folks...

wiredmama222

They came to take Romney and Ryan to Canada on a site seeing tour, but Romney couldn't show his passport or birth certificate and Ryan said he didn't have one , so they left without them both. 

too bad.  We could have all voted for Paul.  darn it.