Program for Mackinaw Christening and Launching
Christening and Launch of
United States Coast Guard Cutter
April 2, 2005
GLIB = Great Lakes Ice Breaker
Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw    Mighty Mac Home

240' USCGC Mackinaw awaiting launch early Saturday morning at Marinette Marine's Wisconsin shipyard.
Viewed from Great Lakes Pulp & Fiber in Menominee, Michigan

USCGC Mackinaw
New Mackinaw

USCGC Mackinaw
Old Mackinaw

Mackinac Bridge Home Page
Mackinac Bridge home

Straits Lighthouses

Mackinac Island pictures
Mackinac Island

Seaplane Tour

Mackinaw winter

Satellite Pictures

Live Mackinac Bridge Cam

Twin ABB Azipods (note cradle at left - a similar section at the bow grounded during launch)

20 ton Appleton crane

United States Coast Guard Mackinaw
A cutter is any Coast Guard vessel at least 65 feet long which has accommodations for the crew to live on board 

Page 1 - before launch  Page 2 - at shipyard    Page 3 - ceremony   Page 4 - launch    the Mackinaw today

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