Boat Camp a part of Auxiliary Operations

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Response Boat Medium from U. S. Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck passes out treats to Boat Campers, while the Noroton Fire Department Boat adds some salt water to the day. Photo by Auxiliarist Jason Farrow.

Darien, CT – A little cloud cover couldn’t deter the 100-plus campers that set sail as part of Boat Camp 2013.

Campers from Camp Rosco and the Quisqueya Summer Camp departed from Noroton Yacht Club and took a tour of the waters off of Darien and Norwalk on 20 craft volunteered for the event.

Among the day’s activities: a stop at Sheffield Island with a tour of the lighthouse, a dousing from the Noroton Fire Department’s fire boat, a bit of fun pirating in Ziegler’s Cove and  ice cream back at Noroton Yacht Club.

Boat Camp, now in its 17th year, is organized by Noroton Yacht Club,  the Darien Sail and Power Squadron and was made possible with help from the  the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the crew from U. S. Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck, Norwalk Seaport Association, Darien Police Marine Unit, Noroton Fire Department and many dedicated volunteers.

A great day for community service by a host of volunteers.

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