Over 1,000 attend Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay open house

Station Humboldt Bay Open HouseSAMOA, Calif. – An open house held at Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay drew a crowd of more than 1,000 visitors Saturday, Oct. 23.

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomed the public showing off its historic grounds perched on the entrance to Humboldt Bay. Crowds gathered in large numbers to see the search and rescue boats, a helicopter, and other partner agency equipment used to serve the local community.

“This was a great opportunity to celebrate Eureka’s status as one of ten Coast Guard cities in the country,” said Master Chief Petty Officer Peter Janusch, Officer-in-Charge of Station Humboldt Bay. “Everyone involved was excited about the opportunity to meet the community, answer questions and proudly show off the hard work and effort put into serving the public. This was our first open house; we look forward to expanding in future years. ”

Visitors toured the Coast Guard’s 47-foot motor lifeboat and the 25-foot response boat, as well as the vessel Albacore from the California Department of Fish and Game. An MH-65C helicopter from Air Station Humboldt Bay, patrol boats from Humboldt County Sherriff’s Department, and equipment from the Coast Guard Aids-to-Navigation team were also on display. Also included were California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection fire trucks and local ambulances.

The large crowd strolled around the station grounds while participating in fun activities with station crew who demonstrated search and rescue techniques such as heaving line tosses and damage control procedures.

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