Sector Lake Michigan Coast Guard units to host free public open houses to promote National Safe Boating Week

d9CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard units across Sector Lake Michigan, based in Milwaukee, are scheduled to host free public open houses in support of National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 21 to May 28.

National Safe Boating Week marks the launch of the 2016 North American Safe Boating Campaign.

Throughout the week, Coast Guard stations will be participating in various events to promote safe boating practices and engage with the public, including free vessel safety checks conducted by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, as well as events in conjunction with local partner agencies.

The crew of Station Holland, Michigan, in conjunction with the Michigan DNR, the Park Township Fire Department, the Robinson Township Fire Department, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and American Medical Response are scheduled to conduct several search-and-rescue training demonstrations in the waters off Holland State Park Tuesday, May 24, at 5 p.m.

Additionally, open houses are scheduled for the following locations:

Date: Unit: Time:
May 21 Station Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Station Green Bay, Wisconsin 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Station Sheboygan, Wisconsin 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Station Kenosha, Wisconsin 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Station Wilmette Harbor, Illinois 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Station Calumet Harbor, Illinois 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Station St. Joseph, Michigan 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
May 22 Station Michigan City, Indiana 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 28 Station Muskegon, Michigan 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


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