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.