U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HOLLYHOCK spent today in port replacing the winter channel markers with the summer buoys. HOLLYHOCK's visit is about a month earlier than usual due to the mild winter; HOLLYHOCK was not needed for icebreaking as it normally is. buoy replacement began in upper Lake Huron in late March and, as Erie is usually one of the last ports to have buoys replaced, is probably almost complete.
HOLLYHOCK moored at the North Pier at 1400 this afternoon. The crew is preparing to swing CG 231060, also known as "HOCK 1", over the side of the vessel.
Six crewmembers board HOCK 1.
HOCK 1 departs the HOLLYHOCK and heads into Presque Isle Bay.
Stern view of HOLLYHOCK.