Welcome to the Flotilla 26-12, District 9CR Web Site
Grand Marais, Michigan
With over 30 years of service on Lake Superior, Flotilla 26-12 has the experience, wisdom, and heart to keep our waters safe.
Original Flotilla Members and Rescue Boat New Auxiliary Members, 1983
Flotilla 26-12 began to take form in 1979 after the original Coast Guard Station was closed down. During the following two years, Coast Guard members trained and oriented the courageous and dedicated individuals who would form the first Auxiliary. This first group was comprised of nine members.
On October 1, 1981 the USCG transferred command and operation of Station Grand Marais to CG Auxiliary Flotilla 26-12. At this time, Grand Marais became the 5th Coast Guard Auxiliary operated rescue station on the Great Lakes.
Today, Flotilla 26-12 has more than a dozen members who serve the community and surrounding areas in a number of ways. Examples of service activities include: boat patrol, maritime safety patrols, vessel safety checks, boating safety education, and assistance to the USCG.
To learn more about joining or supporting the Grand Marais Coast Guard Auxiliary, please visit our Help Wanted page or contact Commander Karla Bowen at 906-494-2700.