Port Captains

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Cedarville Capt. Kris  Mills P.O.Box 510  Cedarville, MI 49719 (616)914-8627
Ludington Capt. David  Lindberg 2020 W. Kinney  Scottville, MI 49454 (231)510-2972
Pentwater Capt. Brent M.  Daggett 3473 W. Anthony Rd.  Ludington, MI 49431 (231)206-2820
White Hall Capt. Earl E.  Emery 4871 Terravita Dr.  Whitehall, MI 49461 (616)443-9445
South Haven Capt. Daniel W.  Strong 518 Lyon St.  South Haven, MI 49090 (269)760-7388
ST. IGNACE Capt. Dennis L.  Gorsuch 314 Murray St.  St. Ignace, MI 49781 (251)504-1046
ST. Joseph Capt. Tim  Shaffer 10034 Painter School Rd.  Berrien Center, MI 49102 (269)921-6997
ST. Joseph Capt. Melvin E.  LaFrance 14996 Gleason Rd.  Three Rivers, MI 49093 (269)506-3513
Whitehall Capt. Brandon  Belinger  6854 Post Road  Montague, MI 49437 (231)750-4962
Acme  Capt. Luke Springstead 852 Andrew Melissa Ln, Traverse City MI 49686 231-944-3637
Drummond Island Capt. Hugh Covert 38300 S. Shelter Island, Drummond Island MI 49726 906) 440-5338
Ludington Capt. Mark Williams 3820 Breen Rd. Emmett, MI (586) 531-2763


Mailing Address: 9760 Judd Road Willis, MI 48191 1-800-622-2971

Due to an issue with AV equipment, the passenger vessel workshop will be held at Wayne County Community College - Downtown Campus. The address is listed below. All of the emails I received from RSVP have been notified. Please spread the word widely. We will have a member from CG Sector Detroit at the previous location for those that don't get the word, but don't want anyone to miss out on any of the info being passed. Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2019 between 8 AM and 12:30 PM

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit, working with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, is hosting an Uninspected Passenger Vessel (UPV) Workshop at the Wayne County Community College Downtown Campus to provide information to charter vessel owners/operators. Attendees will become familiar with federal and state charter vessel regulations, federal drug and alcohol testing program requirements, what to expect when boarded by law enforcement on the water, U.S. Coast Guard merchant mariner credentialing processes, legal liability considerations when operating a vessel commercially, how to schedule a Coast Guard Auxiliary voluntary safety exam and how and who to report illegal charter vessel operations. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to network with federal and state maritime law enforcement, as well as other operators. Our hope is this workshop will reduce the number of illegal charter vessel operations, which place the public at risk, especially when these vessels are operated by untrained/inexperienced mariners or without proper safety equipment.

Download an agenda (click here)

Location: Wayne County Community College Downtown Campus, 801 West Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48226, Frank Hayden Community Room, Room 236
Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2019 between 8 AM and 12:30 PM
Parking: Free in Lot #3