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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, New Haven to hold annual open house

NEW HAVEN - U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, New Haven, will hold their annual open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 120 Woodward Ave.
The public “is invited to explore a variety of Coast Guard rescue boats and witness a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., conduct a search and rescue demonstration with a Station New Haven Rescue boat crew,” according to a release posted on the Coast Guard’s website. The open house also will include: local police and fire department units offering demonstrations of their vehicles and equipment; Coast Guard Auxiliary and New Haven Power Squadrons will be available to discuss boating safety and “paddle smart” activities; environmental organizations, such as the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, will be available to discuss issues that affect Long Island Sound.; a U.S. Air National Guard Black Hawk Helicopter will be on display and the crew will be available to talk to the public, the statement said. Hot dogs, burgers, chips, sodas and a variety of baked goods will be for sale, the release said. “This is a great opportunity for the public to ask questions and learn about the various Coast Guard missions within the Connecticut and Long Island area. There will be plenty of information to help educate people on how to stay safe on the water this summer,” the release said.

 Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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