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9th District Great Lakes Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

August 28, 2012


Ninth Coast Guard District

Contact: Ninth Coast Guard District External Affairs Office

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PHOTOs: Michigan-based Coast Guard cutter removed from water in Cleveland via travel lift

Buckthorn is first Great Lakes Coast Guard cutter removed from water in this way

USCGC Buckthorn lifted out of the water by travel lift

Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn, a 100-foot class inland buoy tender, is lifted out of the water by a travel lift at the Great Lakes Ship Yard in Cleveland, Aug. 28, 2012.

The Buckthorn is the first cutter in the Great Lakes region to be lifted completely out of the water and transferred onto a dry dock by a travel lift.

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin

the crew of the Buckthorn poses for a picture

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn pause to take a picture in front of the cutter while it is being lifted out of the water by a travel lift at the Great Lakes Ship Yard in Cleveland, Aug. 28, 2012.

The Buckthorn, commissioned Aug. 18, 1963, is the oldest cutter in use on the Great Lakes.

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin

USCGC Buckthorn lifted out of the water by travel lift

Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn, a 100-foot class inland buoy tender, is lifted out of the water by straps on a travel lift to be transferred to a dry dock at the Great Lakes Ship Yard in Cleveland, Aug. 28, 2012.

The cutter's homeport is Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., but the crew brought the cutter to Cleveland for extended maintenance.

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin

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