Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes public to its annual open house

SAMOA, Calif., – Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay welcomes the public to its annual Open House Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Everyone is invited to visit the station and meet the local Coast Guard crew. Guests will be able to tour the historic building and rescue boats. Boat crews will be available to discuss their missions, general boating safety, and how the Coast Guard renders assistance to mariners operating off the dangerous north coast of California.

Personnel and vehicles from partner agencies will also be available, including the Eureka Flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, local police and fire departments, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

“Food For People” will be accepting donations of non-perishable food to aid the local community.

“The Coast Guard has been located on the North Spit since the 1800’s providing assistance to the maritime community,” said Master Chief Petty Officer Jon Gagnon, officer in charge of Station Humboldt Bay. “The open house provides the public an excellent opportunity to come out and see the historic building and meet the fine men and women of today’s Coast Guard.”

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