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Great Lakes Media Contact: (216) 902-6020

9th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: April 29, 2013

Ninth Coast Guard District

Contact: Ninth Coast Guard District External Affairs Office

Office: (216) 902-6020

Mobile: (216) 310-2608

PHOTOs: Coast Guard cutter restores Lake Michigan buoys as part of Operation Spring Restore

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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., prepares to commission the Southern Lake Michigan NOAA buoy, April 26, 2013. The crew of the Mackinaw is conducting buoy operations along western Lake Michigan as part of Operation Spring Restore. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Dave Lieberman.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., prepares to commission the Southern Lake Michigan NOAA buoy, April 26, 2013.

The crew of the Mackinaw is conducting buoy operations along western Lake Michigan as part of Operation Spring Restore.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Dave Lieberman

The Southern Lake Michigan NOAA buoy is lowered down to the water by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., April 26, 2013. The crew of the Mackinaw is conducting buoy operations along western Lake Michigan as part of Operation Spring Restore. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Ashley.

The Southern Lake Michigan NOAA buoy is lowered down to the water by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., April 26, 2013.

The crew of the Mackinaw is conducting buoy operations along western Lake Michigan as part of Operation Spring Restore.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Ashley

The Southern Lake Michigan NOAA buoy floats free after being set and anchored by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., April 26, 2013. The crew of the Mackinaw is conducting buoy operations along western Lake Michigan as part of Operation Spring Restore. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Dave Lieberman.

The Southern Lake Michigan NOAA buoy floats free after being set and anchored by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., April 26, 2013.

The crew of the Mackinaw is conducting buoy operations along western Lake Michigan as part of Operation Spring Restore.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Dave Lieberman

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., reposition shoal buoys off the entrance to Burns Harbor, Ind., to better mark a shoal created by Hurricane Sandy that covered much of the entrance to this critical commercial port. The crew of the Mackinaw is conducting buoy operations along western Lake Michigan as part of Operation Spring Restore. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Stephen Elliott.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., reposition shoal buoys off the entrance to Burns Harbor, Ind., April 28, 2013, to better mark a shoal created by Hurricane Sandy that covered much of the entrance to this critical commercial port.

The crew of the Mackinaw is conducting buoy operations along western Lake Michigan as part of Operation Spring Restore.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Stephen Elliott

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