U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw

U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw

The Queen of the Great Lakes

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U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw

During World War II war production increased ship traffic on the Great Lakes, and with two U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes ice breakers reassigned to the East Coast, there was a strong need for a new one.

Built specifically for service on the Great Lakes, when Mackinaw was launched, she was the most powerful icebreaker in the world. She was in a class of her own, as no other ships were built to her specifications. She went on to a 62 year service career, becoming an icon to the Great Lakes mariners and residents of coastal towns that depended on her to clear a path through the lakes’ thick ice.

When she was decommissioned, she became a museum ship in Mackinaw City, Michigan.

The Mackinaw was documented during her final days with the Coast Guard as part of the Historic American Engineering Record, a project of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The records of that survey are kept by the Library of Congress.

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6 thoughts on “U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw”

    1. From a ship modeler’s perspective, a better question would be “is she as beautiful?” 😉

    2. The New Mac is not designed to be the same type of icebreaker the Old Mac was. She is an amazing vessel in her own right but not built deal with the extreme ice the Old Mac broke.

  1. The New Mackinaw was not designed to deal with ice in the same way the Old Mackinaw was. She is smaller but she has characteristics that make her an amazing vessel in her own right.

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