"While I do have things to learn, I feel confident (in my ability,)" said Waters, who is originally from Greybull, Wyoming. The Yard Commanding Officer recently received the following note of thanks from the Commanding Officer of the Cutter JEFFERSON ISLAND expressing his gratitude for the Yard’s successful work on a five-month unscheduled availability. Coast Guard Cutter HOLLYHOCK is the fourteenth Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender and the ninth "B Class" cutter built by Marinette Marine Corporation. READ: Watch how icebreakers freed the Mesabi Miner. Find our subscription deals and offers here. Contact education reporter Jeremy Ervin at (810) 989-6276 or jervin@gannett.com. Kimura's next post will be in Washington, D.C., at the Coast Guard headquarters. "I have an opportunity to make an impact," Kimura said. USCGC HOLLYHOCK is live as LCDR Monacelli takes command before we get underway for drydock! "None of (the other cutters) do ice breaking like she does," Waters … Nick Monacelli, the Hollyhock's commanding officer, stepped outside from the bridge to greet the Bristol Bay. Johnson said the kitchen works to make everything from scratch, and has a wide selection of spices, hot sauces and other flavoring to be added to food either during cooking or when its done. Comments Off on New commanding officer to take helm of Coast Guard Cutter Maple KODIAK, Alaska — Lt. Cmdr. The commanding officer of a Navy operational support center in Tennessee was removed from his job on Wednesday after officials lost confidence in his ability to lead. Hollyhock is currently assigned to Port Huron, Michigan as its home port. She carries a crew of eight officers and 42 enlisted personnel. The ship was still making over eight knots with a distance of 821 yards. USCGC Hollyhock (WLB-214) is a 225-foot (69 m) Juniper-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard.. A seagoing buoy tender, Hollyhock was built by Marinette Marine Corporation and launched on January 25, 2003. He expects to apply the experiences from ice breaking with the Hollyhock to his new position. That, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. … All rights reserved. USCGC DEPENDABLE is a 210 foot Medium Endurance cutter that is currently homeported at Joint Expeditionary Base- Little Creek/Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Johnson said the crew's surf and turf nights are popular, as well as its pizza night, which rotates between pizza and calzones. Support stories like these. All rights reserved. © 2021 www.thetimesherald.com. The Hollyhock is designed to fill a number of roles, including ice breaking. Seaman Christie Rosa, of Florida, is assigned to the Hollyhock's deck force. "In football season we make pizza night Sunday," he said. U.S. Coast Guard Hollyhock Commanding Officer Justin Kimura said the 2-hour icebreaking routine on Thursday was a regularly-scheduled mission. "It's very humbling to be part of this crew.". On behalf of the officers and crew of USCGC He said he had served on a similar ship as the Hollyhock not long ago down south. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Commanding Officer CGC FIR (WLB-213) Base Tongue Point Astoria, OR 97103. Coast Guard Commander Molly Waters, who served on at least three Great Lakes Coast Guard vessels and was commanding officer on two of its cutters, the Hollyhock and the Neah Bay, died this week after her motorcycle was struck while she was driving to work, the military reported. With the St. Clair River thick with ice, a nearly 430-foot long freighter waited for an escort through the waterway Wednesday. Even before the Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock was officially commissioned in 2003, Lt. Cmdr. While the crew comes from all over the country, much of the crew lives in the St. Clair County area, Ensign Kevin Wetmore said. She was steam driven with twin … sa javone jackson uscgc hollyhock (wlb 214) port huron, mi fn margaret jan uscgc sherman (whec 720) honolulu, hi sa courtney johnson uscgc escanaba (wmec 907) boston, ma sn jeffrey kirkham station oak island oak island, nc fa weston lane station fort pierce ft. pierce, fl fn danielle lapre station frankfort frankfort, mi Previous tours afloat include Deck Watch Officer aboard CGC RESOLUTE, Operations Officer aboard CGC HOLLYHOCK, and Commanding Officer of CGC WILLIAM TATE. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. ", Ice breakers start operating on area waterways. Waters is excited to begin her time as the commanding officer of the Hollyhock — she's already got plenty of pride for it. The Algonova was upbound from Lake St. Clair, heading to Sarnia, Ontario. That, Monacelli said, is called a Great Lakes Salute. Tours ashore include Staff Officer at the District … "I like the teamwork aspect about it," Rosa said. John M. Stone serves as commanding officer of the one-of-a-kind Coast Guard icebreaker. At about 1025, Hollyhock’s commanding officer and executive officer left the bridge.At 1039, the cutter entered an area where the ice appeared thicker, with several brash piles. The Bristol Bay came with it from the south and took the lead. Daniel Gray as commanding officer during a formal change of ceremony aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Maple in Sitka Thursday at 5 p.m. The bulker’s bridge acknowledged and the master reported bringing … On Tuesday, the kitchen served BBQ chicken with macaroni and cheese and greens, along with salad and other items. © Brian Wells/Times Herald As the USCGC Bristol Bay passes the Hollyhock on the St. Clair River Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, the two ships exchange horns. Justin Kimura as the commanding officer of the Hollyhock. The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored naval tradition designed to display a transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability. The Hollyhock and Bristol Bay have been among the ships working local waterways this winter. Nick Monacelli, the Hollyhock's commanding officer, stepped outside from the bridge to greet the Bristol Bay. Officer Kendrick was kind enough to give me, my husband and our two grandsons a tour of the USCGC Hollyhock while docked at Put-In-Bay, Ohio. A smaller crew remains on board to keep an eye on things. If the Algonova became stuck in the ice, the Hollyhock would be able to ride up next to it, breaking the ice around it to free the freighter. Commanding Officer USCGC HOLLYHOCK Jul 2005 - Aug 2008 3 years 2 months. Lt. Cmdr. Fir was built by the Moore Drydock Company in Oakland, California in 1939. (Record Group 26) 1785-1988 Overview of Records Locations Table of Contents 26.1 Administrative History 26.2 Records of the Bureau of Lighthouses and its Predecessors 1785-1951 (bulk 1785-1942) 26.2.1 General records 26.2.2 Records relating to operations 26.2.3 Personnel and payroll records 26.2.4 Accounting records 26.2.5 Records of lighthouse districts … Follow him on Twitter @ErvinJeremy. Justin Kimura joins Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock as new commanding officer 130614-G-ZZ999-006.jpg 4,752 × 3,168; 1.75 MB uscgc hollyhock (wlb-214) The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HOLLYHOCK is a 225 foot Seagoing Buoy Tender responsible for nearly 150 aids to navigation on the lower Great lakes. The Hollyhock held back, dropping its anchor and doing a bit of maintenance. The 110' patrol boat is homeported in Portland, Maine. Direct advisor to the Commanding Officer on operational decisions, personnel issues, crew morale and wellbeing. It was absolutely wonderful.". native who often talked about her love for the Great … On Friday, she relieved Cmdr. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw (WLBB-30) passes under the Mackinac Bridge. Nick Monacelli, the Hollyhock's commanding officer, stepped outside from the bridge to greet the Bristol Bay. That experience coupled with her time aboard the original Mackinaw has her ready to take on the Great Lakes again, she said. It is sorted by length down to 65', the minimum length of a USCG cutter. Hollyhock’s speed was reduced to 3.4 knots and the OOD contacted Mesabi Miner to ask that its speed also be reduced. While the Bristol Bay and Hollyhock were ready, the Algonova made it through the ice  without incident and headed onto Sarnia. Wednesday's ice breaking was part of Operation Coal Shovel, a joint operation between the United States and Canada to ensure the last freighters of the season can make it through the St. Clair-Detroit river system and to mitigate any potential flooding issues. Fred Seaton will relieve Lt. Cmdr. "You're around a lot of intelligent people, it makes you want to work harder, stronger.". "We're the only job that gets judged three times a day," Johnson said. He will serve as the visual aids-to-navigation chief. Her prior afloat tours include Commanding Officer USCGC FIR (WLB 213) and USCGC HOLLYHOCK (WLB 214), Executive Officer in USCGC ORCAS (WPB 1327) and USCGC HOLLYHOCK, and Deck Watch Officer in USCGC POLAR SEA (WAGB 11). "We love that we came (to Port Huron) as strangers three years ago but were welcomed with open arms. The Hollyhock had started that morning in St. Clair. Hollyhock's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Molly Waters and Chief Warrant Officer Paul Bertram make quick work of a third class pin. "I have dreamed of commanding this (cutter)," Waters said Friday. During the recent polar vortex, the surface ice froze to a solid plate, and the river was closed. Find our subscription deals and offers here. A little before lunch time, Petty Officer First Class Cody Dawson, of Troy, Ohio, hung out the Hollyhock's mess hall during some of his down time. "It doesn't make much sense to shovel the sidewalk when its still snowing.". He said he joined the Coast Guard in hopes of having a fulfilling career, and just hit 11 years in the service. The Hollyhock's main responsibilities are maintaining buoys and ice breaking. The third officer on Mesabi Miner saw the cutter was making no progress, and alerted the master who put both engines in full reverse. Breaking ice is a big part of that, Monacelli said. FN Kordell Schmoll who is soon to be headed to DC 'A' school learning to work the torch, SN Briana Bristow flattening the pin with DC3 Zac Rudy MacAulay finishing it off The ship returned a track previously cut through the ice and went through it again, keeping it open. Watch how icebreakers freed the Mesabi Miner. Hollyhock is also equipped with bow and stern thrusters, in addition to a 20-ton hydraulic, 60-foot telescoping beam Appleton crane. Shore: (503) 325-1601 Cell: (503) 791-6015 Fax: (503) 325-5764 VoIP: (503) 213-4942. From there, it continued north to its home mooring in Port Huron. Friday's ceremony was held next to the Hollyhock and many of Kimura and Waters' friends, family and colleagues attended. "It's better than hurricane season down there," Dawson said. Waters, a Greybull, Wyo. "None of (the other cutters) do ice breaking like she does," Waters said. Commanding Officer at … A seasoned Great Lakes sailor, Cmdr. On 22 March 1939, the U.S. Lighthouse Tender Fir was launched. She said she's also interested in the financial side of the cooking and procurement, which might lead to opportunities to learn more administrative-type skills. Lieutenant Commander Jasmpch reported to CGC WALNUT in 2019 after serving as Executive Officer aboard CGC THETIS homeported in Key West, Florida. "With its flags flapping in the wind, the Bristol Bay sounded its horn as it approached the Hollyhock, which came from the north. Follow her on Twitter @anya_rath. “We regularly patrol throughout District 17’s area of operations, which is made up of two million square miles of operational area, including the Gulf of Alaska, Aleutian Chain, the Bering Sea and the Arctic,” said Cmdr. Hollyhock's primary missions are aids-to-navigation (maintenance, removal and replacement), search and rescue, environmental protection and ice-breaking. "We're pretty good on here, so we don't have to deal with all that," Johnson said. The Hollyhock's crew eats about $20,000 worth of groceries every month. This can range from two hours notice to multiple days. "I love the Great Lakes.". As its day drew to a close, the Hollyhock once again used its jets to slide sideways into the slip, where the crew tied it to the land. That, Monacelli said, is called a Great Lakes Salute." "It's been very busy but very rewarding," Kimura said. Capt. The Hollyhock also works with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help control flooding in areas due to ice jams. If something's off, Johnson said the crew might give the cooks a hard time. The ship pulled away from its mooring about 9 a.m. and used its jets to swing around like the arm of a clock and head south. While not one solid piece, this brash creates obstruction, and can sometimes support the weight of animals like dogs or foxes which sometimes run out onto the surface of the lake. Crews are given notice when they depart as to how soon they may be required to be back, Wetmore said. Guy earned his law degree from the University of Miami, School of Law in 1985 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1986 after completing twelve years of active service in the United States Coast Guard as a commissioned officer. Her job includes working with the buoys, standing watch and other duties. Before that, she was a commanding officer for the Neah Bay in Cleveland, Ohio. Hollyhock crew members Chip Dollahon of New Mexico, Justin Dodds of Alaska and Lee Johnson of Alabama currently work in the Hollyhock's Kitchen. The Hollyhock also sounded its horn. Waters comes most recently from the Coast Guard headquarters, where she worked as a futurist. Much of its time is spent tending buoys around its home mooring in Port Huron, checking the buoy lights, adjusting their placement and performing maintenance. Monacelli said this year has seen more severe icing in the area than last year. With its flags flapping in the wind, the Bristol Bay sounded its horn as it approached the Hollyhock, which came from the north. The cooks touch base with the crew every month or so to keep track of changing tastes or anything the crew might like to see done differently. On the cutter, the commanding officer assumed the bridge and ordered the crew to back up and run into the ice at full throttle, to no avail. The Hollyhock also sounded its horn. Kimura, who is originally from Hilo, Hawaii, served as the commanding officer of the Hollyhock for three years, during which there were two "historic winters. "We had to shut down the river several times," Monacelli said. "You always wish you had more assets that you could run 24/7.". Molly Waters, who was stationed on the original cutter Mackinaw then, had a deep affection and respect for the Port Huron-based vessel. When not tending buoys or breaking ice, the crew below deck passes the time playing cards, socializing in common areas and watching films like "Bumblebee" and "Aquaman.". Normally, much of the ice is already broken into smaller pieces which float on the surface of the water and piled on top of each other. The List of United States Coast Guard Cutters is a listing of all cutters to have been commissioned by the United States Coast Guard during the history of that service. She said she hopes to further specialize later in her career, and wants to go into the culinary side of the Coast Guard. A native of Chicago, he graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2005. USCGC Hollyhock replaced the previous cutter stationed in Port Huron, the USCGC … Contact Anya Rath at (810) 434-2172 or arath@gannett.com. Once everything was cleaned up for the lunch, the cooks started working on dinner — french dip subs. The Hollyhock and Bristol Bay, two U.S. Coast Guard ships, were deployed to assist. Commanding Officer … Cmdr. Dawson had been going into the automotive tech industry at the time of the 2008 financial crisis, but the economic conditions made it difficult to find enough work. Waters is excited to begin her time as the commanding officer of the Hollyhock — she's already got plenty of pride for it. Previous tours afloat include deck watch officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Resolute (WMEC 620), operations officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock (WLB 214), and commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter William Tate (WLM 560). "For me, today is all about gratitude," Kimura said. Lt. Cmdr. After the Bristol Bay and Algonova passed, the Hollyhock turned around to fall in behind the Algonova as the group headed north to Sarnia. © 2021 www.thetimesherald.com. The United States Coast Guard Cutter Fir (WAGL/WLM 212) was the last lighthouse tender built specifically for the United States Lighthouse Service to resupply lighthouses and lightships, and to service buoys. 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