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Tuesday
Apr122011

Coast Guard Cutter 

A fixture on the Detroit River since 1874 and a unique representation of Detroit’s distinction as being an international border, the United States Coast Guard will have a presence this year at River Days.  The USCGC MOBILE BAY (WTGB-103) will be onsite and free to tour during the GM River Days Festival.  The cutter will be docked at GM Plaza & Pavillion - just outside General Motors World Headquarters.  Tours take place on Saturday and Sunday only from 11am-5pm. 

 

 The primary mission of USCGC MOBILE BAY (WTGB-103) is icebreaking.  MOBILE BAY conducts its icebreaking mission from mid-December through mid-April in the Northern Lakes, operating mostly in Green Bay, the Straits of Mackinac, and the St. Mary’s River.   MOBILE BAY’s other missions include: Maritime Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Environmental Pollution Response, and Homeland Security.