We are pleased to announce that we will begin an annual event on the first Saturday of August this year. We will celebrate the United States Coast Guard and our ship, the Mackinaw. As the day's events become firm, they will be posted on this site. Look for a day of history, fun and food that will appeal to all ages!
We are still adding to our schedule for August 1. But plan on a hot dog roast, Kid's Events that will include nautical-themed face painting and interactive activities such as knot-tying and a heaving-line throw.
Ric Mixter will be here with his presentation "Cutter Rescues" which will be include very rare footage of our "Mackinaw" in action.
Mike Fornes, local author of "USCGC Mackinaw, an illustrated history of a Great Lakes Queen" will be here to sign his book.
A complete schedule will be posted by July 10.