USCG Buoy Tender Hollyhock Works Bass Islands

USCG Buoy Tender HolllyhockUnited States Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock / 214 spent Tuesday night at Fox’s Dock, Put-in-Bay.  The 225-foot Seagoing Buoy Tender is responsible for nearly 150 aids-to-navigation on the lower Great Lakes. Built in 2003 to replace the WWII-era USCGC BRAMBLE, the USCGC HOLLYHOCK’s primary missions are aids-to-navigation (maintenance, removal and replacement), search and rescue, environmental protection and domestic ice-breaking. The vessel is setting aids to navigation in the waters around the Bass Islands.  At 9 a.m. Wednesday, the cutter departed Put-in-Bay; twenty-two minutes later it reported a position off the east side of Middle Bass Island, where it was preparing to  set G “1” Lighted Bell.

USCG Cutter 214Middle Bass Island