The City of Port Huron will welcome the newest ship in the Coast Guard’s fleet of buoy tenders at 3 p.m. Saturday November 8.
The Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock (WLB 214) is the fourteenth Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender
and is the first of its kind to be stationed on the Great Lakes. Hollyhock replaces the Coast Guard Cutter Bramble, now a museum ship in Port Huron.
The newest 225-foot cutter was launched January 25, 2003 in Marinette, Wis., and turned over for Coast Guard operation Oct. 15.
Hollyhock’s primary missions on the Great Lakes will be services the thousand of navigational beacons on the lower Great Lakes and domestic ice breaking.