Here are previous ice breaking posts, and others lie ahead, just as the cold weather does.  But what is that shape on the stern of Mackinaw?

Here’s another view of what’s referred to as a notch, a chip out of the stern.

Mackinac also has towing capability.


And here’s how the notch once worked.

Mackinaw, WAGB-83, one of a kind, and now I understand why

friends from Michigan has told me the new Mackinaw  WLBB-30,  has none of the classic style of this one.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who needed to learn how to spell it with the last letter W, not C.