The Coast Guard took student sailors on boat trips in the Cleveland harbor. (Laura Johnston, RocktheLake)

The U.S. Coast Guard moved out of the old station at the tip of Whiskey Island in 1976. In the last few years, the Foundry and the Cleveland Metroparks have transformed the space into a sailing center.  

The Coast Guard visited recently to share cold water survival tips.

“These are some tough kids, learning to be sailors and do a very challenging sport,” said Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan, who is stationed in Cleveland as the commander of the Coast Guard’s Ninth District, covering all the Great Lakes. 

See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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