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Coast Guard cutters train in Cleveland; some to be in Grand Haven on Monday

Anonymous • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:02 AM

The ships that participated in the 9th District’s Cutter Roundup were:

- cutter Mackinaw, the Coast Guard’s only 240-foot seagoing buoy tender/ice breaker, homeported in Cheboygan, Mich.;

- cutter Alder, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Duluth, Minn.;

- cutter Hollyhock, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Port Huron, Mich.;

- cutter Mobile Bay, an 140-foot icebreaking tug homeported in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.;

- cutter Neah Bay, an 140-foot icebreaking tug homeported in Cleveland;

- cutter Katmai Bay, an 140-foot icebreaking tug homeported in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.;

- cutter Biscayne Bay, an 140-foot icebreaking tug homeported in St. Ignace, Mich.; and

- cutter Bristol Bay, an 140-foot icebreaking tug homeported in Detroit.

The only 9th District cutter not present was cutter Buckthorn, a 100-foot class inland buoy tender homeported in Sault Ste. Marie.

The Mackinaw, Alder, Katmai Bay and Biscayne Bay are scheduled to participate in the Coast Guard Festival Parade of Ships set for 1 p.m. Monday in Grand Haven.

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