"We had to shut down the river several times," Monacelli said. Lt. Cmdr. 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. 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. 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.". READ: Watch how icebreakers freed the Mesabi Miner. Contact Anya Rath at (810) 434-2172 or arath@gannett.com. Fir was built by the Moore Drydock Company in Oakland, California in 1939. The ship was still making over eight knots with a distance of 821 yards. On Friday, she relieved Cmdr. The Hollyhock held back, dropping its anchor and doing a bit of maintenance. That experience coupled with her time aboard the original Mackinaw has her ready to take on the Great Lakes again, she said. 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. That, Monacelli said, is called a Great Lakes Salute." 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). Before that, she was a commanding officer for the Neah Bay in Cleveland, Ohio. "I like the teamwork aspect about it," Rosa said. If something's off, Johnson said the crew might give the cooks a hard time. "You just have to wait for the weather to change," he said. USCGC Hollyhock replaced the previous cutter stationed in Port Huron, the USCGC … "We're the only job that gets judged three times a day," Johnson said. Johnson said the crew's surf and turf nights are popular, as well as its pizza night, which rotates between pizza and calzones. He said he had served on a similar ship as the Hollyhock not long ago down south. Coast Guard Cutter HOLLYHOCK is the fourteenth Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender and the ninth "B Class" cutter built by Marinette Marine Corporation. That, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. … Waters, a Greybull, Wyo. Breaking ice is a big part of that, Monacelli said. On behalf of the officers and crew of USCGC Molly Waters, who was stationed on the original cutter Mackinaw then, had a deep affection and respect for the Port Huron-based vessel. ", Ice breakers start operating on area waterways. Daniel Gray as commanding officer during a formal change of ceremony aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Maple in Sitka Thursday at 5 p.m. While the Bristol Bay and Hollyhock were ready, the Algonova made it through the ice  without incident and headed onto Sarnia. A native of Chicago, he graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2005. "You're around a lot of intelligent people, it makes you want to work harder, stronger.". native who often talked about her love for the Great … At times, the ship rode the edge of the existing track, widening it. Updated Uscg … 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. With the St. Clair River thick with ice, a nearly 430-foot long freighter waited for an escort through the waterway Wednesday. Waters is excited to begin her time as the commanding officer of the Hollyhock — she's already got plenty of pride for it. "The flooding is a not a Coast Guard or joint operations center mission, that's all run by the Army Corps, but we support it if they request our support," Monacelli said. 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. USCGC HOLLYHOCK is live as LCDR Monacelli takes command before we get underway for drydock! After the Bristol Bay and Algonova passed, the Hollyhock turned around to fall in behind the Algonova as the group headed north to Sarnia. Find our subscription deals and offers here. Monacelli said this year has seen more severe icing in the area than last year. Waters comes most recently from the Coast Guard headquarters, where she worked as a futurist. The Hollyhock's crew eats about $20,000 worth of groceries every month. With its flags flapping in the wind, the Bristol Bay sounded its horn as it approached the Hollyhock, which came from the north. The third officer on Mesabi Miner saw the cutter was making no progress, and alerted the master who put both engines in full reverse. She was steam driven with twin … Seaman Christie Rosa, of Florida, is assigned to the Hollyhock's deck force. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Shore: (503) 325-1601 Cell: (503) 791-6015 Fax: (503) 325-5764 VoIP: (503) 213-4942. Commanding Officer USCGC HOLLYHOCK Jul 2005 - Aug 2008 3 years 2 months. "I have dreamed of commanding this (cutter)," Waters said Friday. The Hollyhock and Bristol Bay, two U.S. Coast Guard ships, were deployed to assist. Commanding Officer … Lt. Cmdr. Nick Monacelli, the Hollyhock's commanding officer, stepped outside from the bridge to greet the Bristol Bay. "None of (the other cutters) do ice breaking like she does," Waters said. © 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. 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. 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. "The challenge is there's always traffic that wants to move," Monacelli said. "I love the Great Lakes.". Capt. 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. Comments Off on New commanding officer to take helm of Coast Guard Cutter Maple KODIAK, Alaska — Lt. Cmdr. "With its flags flapping in the wind, the Bristol Bay sounded its horn as it approached the Hollyhock, which came from the north. Justin Kimura joins Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock as new commanding officer 130614-G-ZZ999-006.jpg 4,752 × 3,168; 1.75 MB Once everything was cleaned up for the lunch, the cooks started working on dinner — french dip subs. "We love that we came (to Port Huron) as strangers three years ago but were welcomed with open arms. The bulker’s bridge acknowledged and the master reported bringing … Contact education reporter Jeremy Ervin at (810) 989-6276 or jervin@gannett.com. "For me, today is all about gratitude," Kimura said. On Tuesday, the kitchen served BBQ chicken with macaroni and cheese and greens, along with salad and other items. 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 "You always wish you had more assets that you could run 24/7.". Follow him on Twitter @ErvinJeremy. (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 … She carries a crew of eight officers and 42 enlisted personnel. Even before the Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock was officially commissioned in 2003, Lt. Cmdr. "It's very humbling to be part of this crew.". A seasoned Great Lakes sailor, Cmdr. 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. "It's better than hurricane season down there," Dawson said. 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. "I have an opportunity to make an impact," Kimura said. Hollyhock is also equipped with bow and stern thrusters, in addition to a 20-ton hydraulic, 60-foot telescoping beam Appleton crane. She said she hopes to further specialize later in her career, and wants to go into the culinary side of the Coast Guard. "It's been very busy but very rewarding," Kimura said. The Algonova was upbound from Lake St. Clair, heading to Sarnia, Ontario. Since that initial impression, Waters has been working her way to fulfilling her desire. Cmdr. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw (WLBB-30) passes under the Mackinac Bridge. That, Monacelli said, is called a Great Lakes Salute. "None of (the other cutters) do ice breaking like she does," Waters … From there, it continued north to its home mooring in Port Huron. 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. © 2021 www.thetimesherald.com. 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. The Hollyhock also sounded its horn. Overall, Rosa said she likes working together with others to accomplish a goal. The Hollyhock's main responsibilities are maintaining buoys and ice breaking. Follow her on Twitter @anya_rath. The 110' patrol boat is homeported in Portland, Maine. The Hollyhock is designed to fill a number of roles, including ice breaking. Nick Monacelli, the Hollyhock's commanding officer, stepped outside from the bridge to greet the Bristol Bay. ... Deputy Master Chief Petty Officer … The Hollyhock also … But ice breaking missions can only do so much, Monacelli said. © 2021 www.thetimesherald.com. Support stories like these. This can range from two hours notice to multiple days. Hollyhock's primary missions are aids-to-navigation (maintenance, removal and replacement), search and rescue, environmental protection and ice-breaking. Justin Kimura as the commanding officer of the Hollyhock. 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 A smaller crew remains on board to keep an eye on things. Lieutenant Commander Jasmpch reported to CGC WALNUT in 2019 after serving as Executive Officer aboard CGC THETIS homeported in Key West, Florida. 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. 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. "While I do have things to learn, I feel confident (in my ability,)" said Waters, who is originally from Greybull, Wyoming. While the crew comes from all over the country, much of the crew lives in the St. Clair County area, Ensign Kevin Wetmore said. Friday's ceremony was held next to the Hollyhock and many of Kimura and Waters' friends, family and colleagues attended. The Bristol Bay came with it from the south and took the lead. 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. “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. Tours ashore include Staff Officer at the District … "It doesn't make much sense to shovel the sidewalk when its still snowing.". On 22 March 1939, the U.S. Lighthouse Tender Fir was launched. 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. 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. Hollyhock’s speed was reduced to 3.4 knots and the OOD contacted Mesabi Miner to ask that its speed also be reduced. 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). The Hollyhock also works with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help control flooding in areas due to ice jams. Previous tours afloat include Deck Watch Officer aboard CGC RESOLUTE, Operations Officer aboard CGC HOLLYHOCK, and Commanding Officer of CGC WILLIAM TATE. Fred Seaton will relieve Lt. Cmdr. John M. Stone serves as commanding officer of the one-of-a-kind Coast Guard icebreaker. It was absolutely wonderful.". The ship returned a track previously cut through the ice and went through it again, keeping it open. Waters is excited to begin her time as the commanding officer of the Hollyhock — she's already got plenty of pride for it. All rights reserved. Kimura's next post will be in Washington, D.C., at the Coast Guard headquarters. The Hollyhock had started that morning in St. Clair. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Lt. Cmdr. 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. Hollyhock's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Molly Waters and Chief Warrant Officer Paul Bertram make quick work of a third class pin. "We're pretty good on here, so we don't have to deal with all that," Johnson said. Commanding Officer at … 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. Find our subscription deals and offers here. Her job includes working with the buoys, standing watch and other duties. 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. Commanding Officer CGC FIR (WLB-213) Base Tongue Point Astoria, OR 97103. Crews are given notice when they depart as to how soon they may be required to be back, Wetmore said. He will serve as the visual aids-to-navigation chief. Hollyhock crew members Chip Dollahon of New Mexico, Justin Dodds of Alaska and Lee Johnson of Alabama currently work in the Hollyhock's Kitchen. Watch how icebreakers freed the Mesabi Miner. 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. 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. Nick Monacelli, the Hollyhock's commanding officer, stepped outside from the bridge to greet the Bristol Bay. Direct advisor to the Commanding Officer on operational decisions, personnel issues, crew morale and wellbeing. During the recent polar vortex, the surface ice froze to a solid plate, and the river was closed. All rights reserved. The Hollyhock and Bristol Bay have been among the ships working local waterways this winter. The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored naval tradition designed to display a transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability. Hollyhock is currently assigned to Port Huron, Michigan as its home port. 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. He expects to apply the experiences from ice breaking with the Hollyhock to his new position. 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