Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Open House on Saturday

NEW YORK-Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound will host its Annual Open House in New Haven, Conn., Saturday Sept. 13, 2008 10 a.m. through 2 p.m.

The public is invited to explore a variety of Coast Guard search and rescue boats and witness a mock aerial rescue by a rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod.

“It should be a great time for the whole family,” said Capt. Daniel Ronan, Captain of the Port. “It’s also a great opportunity to see how we and our partners work to protect our country and the environment.”

Also at the open house:

* Local police and fire department marine units will be available for display.
* Coast Guard Auxiliary and New Haven Power Squadrons will be available to discuss boating safety.
* Environmental awareness groups, such as the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, will be there to discuss environmental issues that affect Long Island Sound.
* Hot dogs, burgers, chips, soda and a variety of baked goods will be for sale.

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound is located at 120 Woodward Ave in New Haven, exit 50 from I-95.

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