Next up was the USS Hurricane which is a Cyclone class patrol craft. She is the third ship in that class.
One of the things that struck me during the tour is that is has been 12 years since the US Navy has last visited the Great Lakes. That is really a shame because I think they used to be fairly regular on the lakes. I realize that it may be difficult for some of their ships to get through the St. Lawrence Seaway but that should keep them as strangers. A while ago in the Naval Institute's Proceeedings Magazine, they were stating how it was difficult for the Navy to make a presence in the middle of the country. The Great Lakes present a perfect opportunity for that and I hope that they don't remain strangers on the Lakes.
At anyrate, I would like to thank the Navy for bringing these ships to the Great Lakes. I would also like to thank the crew of the Hurricane for being gracious hosts. It was a very cool tour and I can't wait to see the De Wert.