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Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound to host Open House Event

May 13, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. − Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound is scheduled to host its annual open house event in New Haven, Saturday.  

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the governor of Connecticut, has designated this year’s summer as “Connecticut’s Coast Guard Summer” in honor of the Coast Guard’s 225 year lifesaving legacy.

Saturday, also marks the beginning of National Safe Boating Week (NSBW), a year-long campaign that promotes safe and responsible boating.

This is a great opportunity for the public to learn about potentially lifesaving boating and paddle sport safety for all ages. Attendees will be able to meet and interact with local Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary members and multiple federal, state and local public safety partners in the community.

Who: United States Coast Guard, Sector Long Island Sound and federal, state and local agencies within the community.

Agencies that will be in attendance:

Coast Guard Units:

Station New Haven

Aids to Navigation Team Long Island Sound

Coast Guard Band


Coast Guard Academy representatives

Research and Development Center

Coast Guard Museum representatives

Coast Guard Auxiliary

Coast Guard Exchange


Connecticut State Police Marine and Dive team

Local public safety agencies

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

14th Civil Support Team

New Haven Sea Scouts and Marine Cadets

Changing Tides Paddle craft


When:  Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., rain or shine.Where: Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound

120 Woodward Ave., New Haven, CT 06512

What: Activities and attractions are free to the public and include boating and paddle sport safety and education, military band concerts, numerous exhibits and demonstrations throughout the event showing off the latest technology of the community’s public safety agencies and the expertise of our members. Tours aboard several vessels will also be available along with several demonstrations.

Food and beverages will be available for sale throughout the day with proceeds going to the local Coast Guard Officers and Chief Petty Officers Association. The Coast Guard exchange will also be open to the public to purchase Coast Guard memorabilia.

Here’s what you can expect to see and do during the open house:

10 a.m., Gates open, HC-144 Over flight10 a.m., “Coastie,” the safety tugboat arrives10:30 a.m., Singing of the National Anthem by USCGAUX Shelly Dobrin; opening remarks by Capt. Ed Cubanski, III, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound10:45 a.m., 5K fun run benefitting the Coast Guard Foundation Run to Remember, a free event open to the public11 p.m., Performance by the Coast Guard Band Jazz Ensemble 12 p.m., Paddle craft sport safety demonstration1 p.m., West Shore Fire Department amphibious vessel demonstration

2 p.m., Event closes

***Media requesting more information about Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound’s Open House event can contact LTJG Marty Betts at 203-887-4333***

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