Whatever Happened to the USCG Cutter Acacia?

I have been asked by Louise N., whatever happened to the cutter Acacia and if she just disappeared…and I have good news.  The cutter Acacia was one of 39 180-ft buoy tenders built during WWII and after the war was stationed at many different coast guard ports throughout the great lakes region.  From Chicago, IL to Sturgeon Bay, WI; Grand Haven, Mi to Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula; it was stationed as far south as Calumet Harbor in South Chicago and as fa north as Little Bay DeNoc, MI.  On June 7, 2006, the Acacia, the Coast Guards last 180-foot WLB-class sea-going buoy tender was decommissioned and sent to Chicago as part of the maritime museum there.  Then in 2009, under her own power, she went north to Manistee, Mi where she is now located next to the National Historic Landmark, the U.S.S. City of Milwaukee.  If anyone has any photos of this historic vessel I would love some for this blog post. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this post.

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