Spring Film Series: Sundew, Life Aboard a US Coast Guard Cutter

June 9 2019 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Step aboard and experience life as it once was on a 180 ft. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, filmed aboard the U.S.C.G. Sundew during ice breaking, buoy tending and lighthouse maintenance. Don Hermanson was invited aboard the Sundew to film an “Aids to Navigation” mission along Lake Superior’s North Shore from Duluth to Isle Royale National Park. He was able to experience the buoy-tending operation, visit the remote lighthouses on Isle Royale, and join the crew as they did their service work. Also included are a winter icebreaking operation and a history of Sundew on the Great Lakes.

Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Running time: 55 minutes. Admission is FREE!