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

Eight of the nine U.S. Coast Guard cutters assigned to the Great Lakes region left Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, after spending a week in the city for the 9th Coast Guard District's Cutter Roundup. The roundup was an opportunity for crews aboard the Coast Guard cutters Alder, Biscayne Bay, Bristol Bay, Hollyhock, Katmai Bay, Mackinaw, Mobile Bay and Neah Bay to train with each other. The crews only come together once every few years for the roundup.
Anonymous
Jul 30, 2011

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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