Last month I wrote about the arrival of a decommissioned naval destroyer to Bay City, Michigan. https://hereandtheresa.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/the-uss-edson-is-almost-home/
It will become the flagship presence for the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, located off Lake Huron, through the Saginaw Bay and into the Saginaw River.
My family lives in Bay City and Dad is an avid boater so I drove over to see this majestic vessel from the water, hours after she docked at her temporary home. And what a beauty she was!
The primary tug shepherding the Edson on her journey was the Colonel. She was a worthy tug with a big job and she completed the task with no problems.
It was quite a sight to see!
Here are a few more pictures of this majestic lady. I look forward to seeing her again when she is permanently moored at the Naval Museum.
It is a great honor to have a ship of this history and grandeur permanently moored in the Great Lakes State of Michigan!