Touring the United States Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw
WLBB 30

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Touring United States Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw WLBB 30
United States Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw WLBB 30
The Touring United States Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw WLBB 30 at the Millard D. Olds Memorial Mooring in Cheboygan, Michigan.
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Commissioned June 10, 2006, the Mackinaw (WLBB 30) assumed the "Mackinaw" name and heritage and now stands as the largest United States Coast Guard Cutter on the Great Lakes. WLBB 30 is configured to better handle a variety of roles, including buoy maintenance and handling of environmental spills.

The Mackinaw is powered by 3 Caterpillar 3612 Turbocharged V-12 engines - 3360 KW each. Propulsion comes from 2 ABB azimuthing electric propulsion drives where the propulsion motor is installed inside a submerged azimuthing (unlimited 360 degrees) pod and coupled directly to an extremely short propeller shaft. See photos of the pods from before the Mackinaw's launch.

Length... 240 feet     Beam... 58 feet    Draft (full)... 16 feet
Displacement (full)... 3,350 tons   Range at 12 knots... 4000 nautical miles

This photo tour was photographed on May 25, 2013.

USCGC Mackinaw
New Mackinaw home

Launch of Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw
Mackinaw launch

USCGC Mackinaw
Old Mackinaw

Mackinac Bridge Home Page
Mackinac Bridge home


Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse


2013 Lighthouse Flight
 

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw stern Weather Deck
01 Level Stern Weather Deck (fantail)

CGC Mackinaw turtle logo
CGC Mackinaw turtle logo - the Mackinaw name is derived from the word Michilimackinac, which in the Ojibwe language,
meaning “Land of the Great Turtle”.

Mackinaw Coast Guard SAR boat
24' search & rescue boat (GFE)


One of the four winches of the power mooring system

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