We’re lucky in Traverse City. Lucky to be home to U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, the Guardians of the Great Lakes Ninth District. Staying current and proficient is key to aiding those needing assistance when called upon. We captured a few good photos of the Nordic Tug 42 “Marla D” who’s owner volunteered his time facilitating their proficiency. We thank the men and woman of the Unites States Coast Guard for their time and service protecting the Great Lakes. We also need to send a shout out to our very own local Nordic Tug 42 “Marla D” who spent many days with these men and woman providing them with an exceptional platform to conduct training. We even heard a rescue swimmer took a hot shower aboard. Talk about hospitality!