USCG cutter Hollyhock resets buoy-tending record

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock navigates down the Grand Haven channel during a Coast Guard Festival Parade of Ships.

PORT HURON — Shortly after 8 a.m. recently, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock and its crew, surrounded by fishing boats under an overcast sky, pulled away from the Algonac pier, embarking on a buoy-tending mission that would set a record for the ship.

The schedule included working 17 buoys, which would break the ship's previous record of 14. Work included pulling winter buoys, or marks, and replacing them with summer buoys and placing summer buoys where other winter marks had previously been removed, The Times Herald reported.

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