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CELEBRATE THE USCG aboard the Mackinaw

Saturday, August 13, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


There will be ship “duty” related activities for the kids. Monkey fist throw, know tying, scavenger hunt. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Youth will be admitted for free.

Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks from noon until 2:00 pm. By donation.

Mike Fornes, author of USCGC Mackinaw, An Illustrated History of the Great Lakes Queen. Casual talk about the ship; book signing.

Dennis Maurer, artist of numerous paintings of the ship, will sign notecards and prints.

Don Herrmanson, videographer who documented the last icebreaking trip of the Mackinaw, Chat and sign dvd jackets.

Many former crew will be aboard representing a wide time span. We look forward to having them share their stories of their time aboard.

Active US Coast Guardsmen and women from the area have been invited to be aboard. Their participation will depend on those who have liberty at that time.