Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment to host open house Saturday

13th Coast Guard District NewsILWACO, Wash. — The Coast Guard invites the public to attend an open house and canned food drive at Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Saturday, May 19, 2012, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Station Cape Disappointment, the National Motor Lifeboat School, as well as the motor lifeboats and Homeland Security 25-foot response boat will be open for tours. A newly upgraded Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter will be on display, then flown by a crew to join a search-and-rescue demonstration with a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew.

A Coast Guard recruiter will be available to discuss career opportunities and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on scene to take vessel safety check appointments. Other local search-and-rescue agencies including fish and wildlife, fire and police will attend as well.

Canned food donations will be collected to benefit the Ilwaco Food Bank.

For more information, please contact Station Cape Disappointment at (360) 642-2382.

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