Keith W. Churill
Above: The now
USCGC Mackinaw at it's final resting place in
Mackinac City, Michigan. Notice the red hull color, changed
shortly after the photograph below was taken.
U.S. Coast Guard
USCGC Mackinaw is breaking ice in Lake Huron on
March 3, 2000.
Port: 9th Coast Guard District, Cheboygan, MI
Type: Ice Breaker / Museum
Type: (6) Diesel
290 ' - 0"
Beam: 74' -
19' - 0"
Speed: 18 knots
41,000 nautical miles at cruising speed. 10,000 at full speed
Missions: Domestic Ice Operations,
Marine Science, Search and Rescue
Crew: 75 Personnel (8 Officers, 67 Enlisted)
Mackinaw is the only 290-foot WAGB in Service. This
vessel was designed and configured to perform its missions
specifically on the Great Lakes. It works to keep the shipping
lanes in the St. Lawrence Seaway open through as much of the
winter as possible. She is now retired and sits in Mackinac
City, Michigan as a Museum Ship