By Tim Kowols
Three ships from the fleet of the United States Coast Guard are docking in Sturgeon Bay to celebrate Maritime Week. Residents and visitors had the opportunity Sunday and Monday to tour the visiting Coast Guard Cutters Mackinaw and Buckthorn before planned training sessions later in the week. Boatswain’s Mate First Class Christopher Kohl says the crew enjoys showing the Cutter Mackinaw off, whether they are kids like his own in his home state of Michigan or local Coast Guard veterans.
Although additional tours are not currently planned, the Cutters Mackinaw, Buckthorn, and Sturgeon Bay’s own Mobile Bay will be moored in the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal for the remainder of Maritime Week.