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June 22, 2006


6/22 - USCGC Mackinaw (WAGB-83) Last Trip - Cheboygan to Mackinaw City
Shore Shots - Staff Photos  -  On Board Shots - Cathy Kohring

Ready to go the night before.

First guests arrive.


Deck chairs at the ready

Welcoming committee

Noted marine photographer Chris Winters getting checked with a gift for the ship

More guests arrive by trolley from Mackinaw City

Lined up ready to board.

Moving away from the dock

Lined up in mid-river

Passing the former Cheboygan Crib Light and many local residents


News media on the Monkey Island

Bow watch crew

Lining the rails

Boatnerds on board

Crowded aft end.

And away they sailed...

Home port name on stern

Past the breakwater light and more well-wishers

Engine controls

Wheel stand

Another view

Real brass

Salute from an Arnold ferry.

Virginiaborg east bound past Mackinac Island

Round Island Lighthouse

Greetings from Group Sault

Passing the Grand Hotel

Fort on Mackinac Island gave 3 cannon salutes

Ferry load of photographers

Crew making ready the lead lines

Passing the Edwin H. Gott west of the bridge

The Gott and Mac-83 exchanged masters salutes.

Under the bridge and headed for DeTour

Ferry boat escort

\Passing Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

Headed for the bridge

Under the Mighty Mac one last time.

Edwin H. Gott headed east bound.

Back under the bridge and headed for her final port.

Shepler Marine puts out the welcome sign.

Mackinaw City FD displays the colors

Welcoming crowd on hand

Mackinaw City Civic Band entertains

Spectators filled a grandstand

Pulling along side.

In the former home of the Chief Wawatam

Crowd waiting on the pier in Mackinaw City

Welcome banners and TV crews

Bill Shepler who helped make a home for the Old Mac in Mackinaw City.

Commander MacGinnis acknowledges plaque received from Mackinaw City.

Sounding the depth in the slip.

Cmd. MacGinnis giving autographs

Saying Thanks.

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