Lake Superior Marine Unit
Last updated: 2015-05-19
Sgt. Keith Olson (Marine Unit) checked anglers along the North Shore and on inland Lakes. Enforcement action was taken for several boating and fishing violations. Olson attended change of command for the Duluth USCG station. Master Chief Pump is assuming OIC of a cutter off the East Coast. Many thanks for the dedication of the Marine Unit?s mission and goals. The Marine Unit welcomes the incoming Sr. Chief to the Duluth station.
CO Matt Miller (Marine Unit) checked anglers and boaters on the St Louis River. AIS compliance was monitored at local access sites. A car was found parked blocking an access ramp at the McQuade Safe Harbor, less than a car length from the water's edge. Upon eventual contact, the driver said he thought the lines marking the boat ramp were there to delineate a parking spot, but he now saw that they didn?t. Advice was give about situational awareness and rules regarding parking at public accesses. Enforcement action was taken for angling and AIS violations.
CO Troy Ter Meer (Marine Unit) worked AIS, boating and angling enforcement throughout the week. Ter Meer reports overall, he is seeing good compliance with AIS regulations from out of state boaters bringing boats into and through the state this year. He also worked on fire investigations and reports. Enforcement actions were taken for boating, angling and AIS regulations.