Cold Crushing Power: USCG Cutter Tackle

Passing by Rockport Harbor this morning, I noticed the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tackle at work. It was impressive watching her carefully navigate to break free the handful of fishing vessels still in the harbor. The Maine winter freeze has only just begun. I couldn’t help stopping and taking a few photographs of the action in the harbor; little did I know that another photographer was having the same thought at practically the same moment!

Coast Guard Cutter Tackle (WYTL 65604) is the fourth of fifteen original harbor tugs in the Coast Guard Fleet. She was built by Gibbs Corporation in Jacksonville, Florida, and launched in 1962. Tackle’s original homeport was in Crisfield, Maryland. She relocated to Rockland, to replace the CGC Swivel in 1995.