Inland Construction Tenders (WLIC) The Coast Guard’s inland construction tenders are broken into three classes, all designed for the construction, repair, and maintenance of fixed ATON and all operating on inland waters. The 160-foot WLICs are single units without barges. The 75-foot WLICs push either a 68- or 84-foot construction barge. The one 100-foot WLIC pushes a 70-foot construction barge. The barges are equipped with cranes and other ATON equipment to drive piles and work the smaller-sized buoys. The earliest of these tenders date to the 1940s and have crews of 13 to 15.
The Clamp (WLIC 75306) is based in Galveston, Texas and is in the 75-foot WLIC class. This coin features a unique cutout design in the shape of a clamp to symbolize this construction tender’s namesake with colorful enamel highlights.
Each coin measures 2.5 x 1.65 inch in dimensions.
Officially Licensed Product of the U.S. Coast Guard