Coast Guard to take part in Detroit River Days Festival

9th Coast Guard District News
DETROIT – Local Detroit-area Coast Guard units are scheduled to take part in this weekend’s Detroit River Days Celebration along the international waterfront from Thursday through Sunday.

During the weekend, Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock will be moored at the GM Plaza and will be available for tours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26.

There will also be a search and rescue demonstration by a Coast Guard helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit and a smallboat crew from Coast Guard Station Belle Isle on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will also be on-hand to provide boating safety information during the weekend.

More information on the weekend’s events can be found at www.DetroitRiverDays.com.

Sector Detroit is the parent command to 10 subordinate units in Eastern Michigan and Western Ohio and is responsible for all Coast Guard missions in the United States navigable waters along a 472-mile international border with Canada.

Coast Guard Sector Detroit and its tenant commands make up the largest active-duty military presence within the Detroit city limits. The Coast Guard’s history in Detroit dates back as early as 1874 with the completion of the still-standing U.S. Lighthouse Service building, which is adjacent to the current Sector Detroit facility at the foot of Mt. Elliott Avenue.

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