The Coast Guard vessel Alder was launched on February 7th, 2004 at the Marinette Marine Corporation.
The Alder is the last in a series of 16 seagoing buoy tenders, a Juniper-class vessel at 225 feet long. She sailed from Marinette on September 12th, 2004 and arrived in Duluth on Saturday, October 16, 2004. Her missions: servicing aids to navigation, search and rescue, law enforcement, pollution response, and domestic ice-breaking.
Above, the Alder and crew are heading back to port on December 15, 2010. Photo by Carole Lent
Picture above taken Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Picture above taken Wednesday, December 24, 2008: She is clearing tracks in the ice in December, 2008 in the Duluth harbor.
Picture above taken Wednesday, December 17, 2008: The Alder breaks ice and it sometimes collects ice too
Picture above taken Monday, August 18, 2008: The Alder was in Fraser Shipyards for much of the summer of 2008 getting a 4-year check up. The vessel was in dry dock for most of that time.
Picture above taken Friday, March 21, 2008: The Alder passes the Roger Blough in March, 2008. The Blough is at her winter layup berth, preparing to open her season. The Alder is clearing channels in the harbor so the season can open on time.
Picture above taken Sunday, December 16, 2007
Picture above taken Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Picture above taken Wednesday, October 4, 2006: prepares to make the turn toward the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge
Picture above taken Monday, March 13, 2006: First trip out in 2006 shipping season in Duluth Superior.
Picture above taken Monday, March 7, 2005: looking for ice to break in the Duluth harbor
Picture above taken Friday, January 21, 2005: ready to park
Picture above taken Saturday, January 15, 2005: going out to break ice
Picture above taken Wednesday, January 5, 2005: returns to her home port of Duluth
Picture above taken Saturday, October 16, 2004: arrives Duluth for first time
Picture above taken Saturday, October 16, 2004: gets an escort upon her arrival in Duluth
Picture above taken Saturday, February 7, 2004: She is minutes away from her launch at Marinette Marine
Picture above taken Saturday, February 7, 2004: US Coast Guard cutter Alder launched at the Marinette, Wisconsin shipyard on February 7, 2004
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