USCG cutter to visit GH this weekend

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alder will be visiting Grand Haven this weekend, with free public tours Saturday and Sunday.
Tribune Staff
Dec 7, 2012


The Alder's crew just wrapped up its fall buoy retrieval work, and will be stopping in Grand Haven for rest and recreation, the Coast Guard said.

The vessel is expected to moor at Escanaba Park at 9 a.m. Saturday and remain in port through Monday morning. It will be open for tours from noon to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

The Alder is a 225-foot multi-mission buoy-tender. Its homeport is Duluth, Minn. The ship's primary missions are aids to navigation, ice breaking, law enforcement, and search and rescue.

The Alder was one of four U.S. Coast Guard ships that visited Grand Haven for the 2011 Coast Guard Festival.




Hmmmm, I was just down that way walking the dogs about 4pm and I didn't see any cutter there?? Anybody else see it? Also, why was there no advance notice about the visit?

Mark Brooky

The Coast Guard didn't announce the visit until Friday afternoon.

The story that was posted was meant for Saturday's paper. The online version has now been changed. Sorry about that!


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