Alder breaks the ice on a new season

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The US Coast Guard cutter Alder broke away from her dock and seemed to have an easy time moving around the harbor. Here she is passing by the American Century at her winter layup dock at the Port Terminal.
Note from the ship: We made it safely through the harbor finding different thicknesses anywhere from 6 inches plate ice to re-frozen brash up to about 30 inches in some spots. Alder made it all the way through the Superior Front Channel and out to Lake Superior today.

Comments

  1. randy richter says:

    THE ALDER IS A VERY COOL! SHIP I WOULD LOVE TO TAKE A RIDE ON IT WHEN IT BREAKS THE ICE THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME…

  2. that is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. What is the record for first ship? This seems
    quite early?

  4. Wow! It is beginning again! I have really missed the boats this lay-up.

  5. Paul Badovinac says:

    I need to learn how to spell, all fingers on the keyboard. Vacation, not vaction’s. Oh well

    Paul
    Texas

  6. Paul Badovinac says:

    It won’t be long now. Glen a toast to you also. Ken, vaction’s almost over. Let’s get rolling.

    Paul
    Texas

  7. Break out the champagne!

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