- Oct 5, 2003
- Kioti CK20S, Ford 4600
Interesting, thanks for posting..
I should add that we normally see the CG cutter Alder based in Duluth MN doing the buoy tending here. On it you see its open deck with a crane which is used to move buoys in and out of the lake. Here is the Alder at work breaking ice in Duluth harbor.
The Coast Guard cutter Alder goes out to break ice in Lake Superior and the Duluth harbor - YouTube
Here is good photos of it.
Frozen photos of Coast Guard clearing ice-encased Cutter Alder | MLive.com
Well gee, I guess a few people do like this baloney. I'm a machine buff and these are just big ones. Here is a video I like because it clearly shows the captain using his front thruster, to hold his 1000ft boat against the dock in a stiff breeze to allow another laker by. He must have been using the stern thruster as well, but we can't see his in the video. You can see the flags being held pretty straight by the wind, as he passes by them.
Thousand Footers at the Soo Locks in 2 - YouTube
These boats are designed to be used in rivers, harbors and open water without tugs. Plus most can unloaded themselves of 60,000 tons of cargo in just a few hours.
From here...I believe that is considered to be a "buoy tender"...... not a "cutter".
Great Lakes... No salt and shark free!
We live pretty close to Lake Michigan. I love taking people there who have never experienced the great lakes. They typically have no concept that you can't see across these little inland lakes!