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Coast Guard admiral talks safety, smuggling, and Line 5

Courtesy of the Ninth Coast Guard District

As of today, it seems Michigan has finally managed to pack winter away, and turn toward spring and summer. That means it's time for more boating on the lakes.

From the smallest recreational boat to the largest Great Lakes shipping vessel, the U.S. Coast Guard is keeping watch on the Great Lakes and those who are on the water.

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan, commander of the Ninth District and senior Coast Guard Commander for the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway, joined Stateside to explain the Coast Guard's current top priorities. Listen above to learn, among other things, how the Coast Guard works to keep people safe, prevent smuggling on the lakes, and prepare for potential oil spills.

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