Coast Guard Station Shinnecock crew to host open house

1st Coast Guard District NewsNEW YORK – The crew of Coast Guard Station Shinnecock is scheduled to hold an open house event Saturday.

This free event, which is open to the public, is a great opportunity for mariners and local communities to learn about the Coast Guard’s missions and federal, state and local agency partnerships that work together to keep Long Island waters safe.

Some of the events include:

  • Tours of the Station’s 47-foot Motor Life Boat and 25-foot Fast Response Boats, along with the Station’s communications center, to learn about the Rescue 21 system.
  • Tours of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Moriches to learn about safe navigation on the waterways and rivers.
  • “Coastie the Safety Boat” will be on hand to teach children about boating and water safety.
  • Life jacket safety and distress signaling demonstrations along with knot tying
  • Tisha Bouboulis, an Coast Guard Auxiliarist with Flotilla 18-2 in East Hampton, N.Y., center, gives a knot tying demonstration to visitors during Coast Guard Station Shinnecock’s annual open house in Hampton Bays, N.Y., July 6, 2013. Bouboulis, the Former Flotilla Commander, coordinates many public boating safety events on Eastern Long Island, educating the community about basic seamanship, required boating safety equipment and cold water safety. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta Disco.

    Tisha Bouboulis, an Coast Guard Auxiliarist with Flotilla 18-2 in East Hampton, N.Y., center, gives a knot tying demonstration to visitors during Coast Guard Station Shinnecock’s annual open house in Hampton Bays, N.Y., July 6, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta Disco.

  • Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department will host Operation Safe Child, in which parents will receive a photo ID and Fingerprint Card of their children.
  • The Coast Guard Mobile Exchange will be open to purchase Coast Guard items.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) representative
  • Commercial Salvage companies Tow Boat US and Sea Tow will be in attendance
  • Demonstrations from the Suffolk County Sherriff’s Dept. K-9 unit.
  • United States Power Squadrons
  • And of course, everyone’s favorite event: Watch a rehabilitated seal be released back into the wild at Shinnecock Beach by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation

Additionally, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, who just recently celebrated their 75th Anniversary, will offer free vessel safety checks for boats that are trailered or on the water. If transiting on the water, contact Station Shinnecock on VHF channel 22 prior to entering the boat basin.

Coast Guard Station Shinnecock is located at 100 Foster Ave, Hampton Bays, New York 11946

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