Sea Cadets send SOS in wake of federal
04-09-13: At its meeting today, the
Board of Governors of Detroit Lodge No. 7 approved
donations to the Noble Odyssey Foundation and Dossin
Great Lakes Museum. These donations are in
addition to last month's donation to the Lost Mariners
Remembrance event, scheduled for November 10, 2013 at
The board also reiterated its support of Senate Bill 0266 and House Bill 4489, which have been introduced in the Michigan Legislature. Both bills would bring Michigan's ballast water regulations in-line with laws of neighboring states and provinces. The lodge intends to contact various senators & representatives in support of this legislation. Sample letter to Senator Sample letter to Representative
04-09-13: Dossin Great
Lakes Museum Grand Re-Opening Gala
- Friday, May 17, 6:00pm to 11:00pm
04-05-13: A recent Detroit News
details how Mariners’ Church of Detroit helped
sailors and guided escaped slaves to freedom.
Lodge member Fr. Rich Ingalls, Jr. is quoted in the
article along with Fr. Jesse Roby.
04-05-13: Joseph Cabadas of the
Detroit Athletic Club (DAC) wrote a Feature
on Mariners’ Church of Detroit. The
article summarizes Mariners’ history along with member
connections to the DAC, including Ivan Ludington, who
for many years presented the Captain Lewis Ludington
Award at Mariners’ Blessing of the Fleet services.
04-02-13: March-April Grand Lodge Newsletter
03-31-13: Help Save the
SS United States.
Join the global effort! Visit an interactive website
to explore the SS United States, learn her
history and select a piece of America's Flagship to call
03-29-13: The US Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent security zone on that portion of the Detroit River adjacent to Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit. The security zone would be activated for enforcement during the annual North American International Auto Show. This proposal would replace the prior practice of establishing temporary security zones each year. Comments on the proposal should be submitted by 29 April. (Brought to our attention by Bryant's Maritime Consulting).
03-22-13: USCG Safety
regarding counterfeit B-II portable fire extinguishers.
03-22-13: USCG Safety Alert regarding bow riding in heavy weather.
03-18-13: Video from Grand Lodge Convention has been posted on the Grand Lodge Website.
03-18-13: Twin Ports Lodge No. 12 announces boat trip raffle.
03-18-13: Photos from the 2013 Blessing of the Fleet have been added to the photo page.
03-16-13: Lodge Newsletter
03-03-13: Newspaper article mentions ISMA, Capt. Seann O'Donoughue, and the pending closure of Thunder Bay Coast Guard Radio.
02-19-13: Lodge Schedule Update and Announcements
02-16-13: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a news release stating that overall US maritime cargo volumes on the Great Lakes are recovering from the extreme lows experienced in 2009. The report Status of the US-Flag Great Lakes Water Transportation Industry finds that the US Great Lakes maritime industry is generally healthy and providing efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly transportation services. (Brought to our attention by Bryant's Maritime Consulting).
02-14-13: Important Announcement regarding the Grand Lodge Newsletter moving to electronic format. Members are urged to have a valid e-mail address on file with their local lodge secretary. E-Mail updates and corrections can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
in Traverse City for its annual convention, the ISMA
Grand Lodge goes on record as supporting S.
218 in the U.S. Senate, and its companion
bill in the U.S. House, H.R.
Both bills would require that funds in the Harbor
Maintenance Trust Fund actually be used for harbor
in Traverse City for its annual convention, the ISMA
Grand Lodge goes on record as opposing the proposed
closure of Thunder Bay Coast Guard
Radio. To join the opposition of this
02-06-13: January-February Grand Lodge Newsletter
02-05-13: Invitation to annual dinner dance of Port Huron Lodge No. 2 - Saturday, March 2, 2013.
U.S. Coast Guard has posted an 85-page
compilation of safety alerts, safety advisories,
and lessons learned from 2008-2012.
(Brought to our attention by
Bryant's Maritime Consulting).
01-31-13: Online Registration now open for Chicago Maritime Industry Day - March 7, 2013
U.S. Coast Guard has set the minimum random drug
testing rate for covered crewmembers at 25% for
2013. The official notice can be found here.
member Bill Kohler has article published in Wooden Boat magazine
about Ohio Pound-Net Boats which were used by Lake
Erie fishermen in the late 1800's and early
member Larry Stephenson and his wife Carol write article for Grosse Pointe Yacht Club's
magazine about crossing Lake Michigan aboard the
carferry Badger with Past Grand President
Capt. Dean Hobbs.
01-16-13: Lodge Newsletter
of Engineers to hold meeting regarding
shallow draft recreational harbors.
Meeting will be held in Detroit on March 1, 2013.
Meeting will also be simulcast via Internet and
teleconference and Corps staff will be available at
various other locations around the Great
01-05-13: Obituary: Frank A. Blust
- ISMA Pennant No. A-1484. 38-year member of
Detroit Lodge No. 7 and resident of Fort Myers,
01-04-13: Obituary: Gerald A. Folgmann -
ISMA Pennant No. A-12087. Member of Detroit Lodge
No. 7 and resident of Livonia. Passed away on
Friday, January 4, 2013 at the age of 85.
12-19-12: Lodge Newsletter
12-12-12: Obituaries: Past Lodge President Capt.
Robert D. Baldwin, and his wife, Barbara C. Baldwin
12-09-12: Obituary: Capt.
Charles F. Wundrach - ISMA Pennant No. 11723.
Following a lengthy battle with cancer, Charlie passed
away on December 3, 2012 at the age of 74. He
worked for the J.W. Westcott Company, and prior to that
he worked at the Levy Dock on the Rouge River. He
was a member of Detroit Lodge No. 7 from 1998 to
Charlie's wishes, no funeral services were held.
11-23-12: Lodge Newsletter
11-16-12: Lodge member Dr. Larry Stephenson has article published about his recent trip with Jack Frost & PGP Tom McMullen aboard the Stewart J. Cort.
11-10-12: Lodge member John Jamian's letter to the editor of the Detroit News. Mr. Jamian writes about Michigan's ballast water regulations and and effort to bring the regulations in line with those of nearby states.
11-05-12: The USCG has issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin advising owners, operators, and masters of US vessels operating in Canadian waters of changes to engineer manning requirements. Effective October 26, 2013, Canada will require US vessels, under their Marine Personnel Regulations, to perform an engineering watch on vessels having a propulsive power of at least 750 kW (1000 HP). The Canadian regulations will apply to vessels en route to and from a Canadian port. These regulations will not apply to US vessels transiting through Canadian waters from one US port directly to another. The Canadian regulations will primarily affect US uninspected vessels such as towing vessels, but have the potential to affect certain small-passenger vessels falling below the US tonnage threshold for a Chief Engineer.
10-24-12: The USCG has issued a News
stating that administrative enforcement action has been
initiated against the operating company of the visiting
cruise ship Yorktown and a licensed mariner
following the grounding of the Yorktown that
occurred on the Detroit River on August 25, 2012.
10-20-12: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) posted a notice stating: “Due to the large number of transportation workers requesting extended expiration date (EED) TWICs, TSA requests that you order an EED TWIC no sooner than 4 months prior to your current TWIC expiration date. If your card expires within 4 months and you would like to order an EED TWIC, please call the TWIC Help Desk at 1-866-DHS-TWIC (1-866-347-8942).” (Courtesy of Bryant's Maritime Consulting).
10-15-12: The US Coast
Guard has issued a Final
stating that speed limits will no longer apply to the
2.5 mile section of the Detroit River between Detroit
River Light and Light D33. The ISMA Navigation,
Legislative, and Engineering Committee (NELC) has been
advocating for this change.