As a late edition to the Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week festivities, the US Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay will be open for public tours Thursday at it’s mooring site on Sturgeon Bay’s West side waterfront. Tours are free & timed to celebrate & honor the Coast Guard’s 221st birthday. The vessel is one of nine cutters in the Coast Guard’s Bay class of ice breaking tugs. She is one of two such ships equipped with a 120 foot aids to navigation barge operating on the Great Lakes. Home ported in Sturgeon Bay, the Mobile Bay was built at the Tacoma Boat Building Company, launched in November of 1978 & commissioned in 1979. It’s barge was built by Marinette Marine in 1992. Public tours of the Mobile Bay will be from noon until 4PM Thursday. The vessel is located adjacent to Sawyer Park at the corner of South Neenah Avenue & West Maple Street in Sturgeon Bay.