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USCGC Maple (WLB-207)
MapleLeConteGlacier
Maple in front of the LeConte Glacier
Career (USA) Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg
Name: USCGC Maple (WLB-207)
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wisconsin[1]
Yard number: 107[1]
Commissioned: October 19, 2001[2]
Motto: Gis'ook Daat Wustaax'i
("Keeper of the Northern Lights")[3]
Status: in active service, as of 2012
General characteristics [4]
Class & type: Juniper-class seagoing buoy tender
Displacement: 2,000 long tons (2,032 t)
Length: 225 ft (69 m)
Beam: 46 ft (14 m)
Draft: 13 ft (4.0 m)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × CAT 3608 3,100 hp (2,312 kW) diesel engines, single shaft
  • 1 × 450 hp (336 kW) bow thruster
  • 1 × 550 hp (410 kW) stern thruster
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
  • 1 × 22 ft (6.7 m) RHIB
  • 1 × 24 ft (7.3 m) aluminum-hulled workboat
Complement: ~50

USCGC Maple (WLB-207) is a 225-foot United States Coast Guard seagoing buoy tender. Maple is the seventh of 16 in the Juniper class and took the place of the decommissioned USCGC Woodrush.[5]

Based in Sitka, Alaska and moored in Sitka Channel, the crew housing and port facilities of the Maple are located on Japonski Island.[5]

On its maiden voyage, the Maple left a life ring from the Woodrush at the site of the sunken wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald.

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