or GHP&W 6.  Traverse City is home to the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, training in the freshwater watery North Coast of the US.   All photos today come from Isaac Pennock, currently a cadet at GLMA, and principal behind the tugboathunter blog.  Click here to see many of Isaac’s photos taken on and around the Great Lakes aka North Coast.

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Anchor Bay (1953) started its life as a USACE tug, not unlike W & D’s  Little TootSpooky and Pilot, now Millie B.    Other GLMA vessels include

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Northwestern, 56′ loa aluminum vessel,

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a 41′ utility boat,  and their big

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vessel, T/S State of Michigan, the former USNS Persistent, T-AGOS-6.

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Tenders called in the port of Traverse City recently, with intrepid explorers—well, tourists–from

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a German cruise ship called Hamburg .

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Shorefolk ventured out in kayaks, perhaps to trade with folks aboard the ship?

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Another recent visitor in the port was Canim, dating from 1930.

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Again, for these photos I’m grateful to Isaac, a GLMA cadet.