US Coast Guard Station Eastport Honors USCG Auxiliary

Monday, October 28, 2013

Auxiliarist Dr. Wes Hedland cuts the cake at Station Eastport, ME.  Photo by Auxiliarist W. Tom Sawyer.

Auxiliarist Dr. Wes Hedland cuts the cake at Station Eastport, ME. Photo by Auxiliarist W. Tom Sawyer.

Eastport, ME  They were seen on the 4th of July and during the Salmon Festival and  Pirate Days selling Coast Guard hats, mugs and pens.  These folks are a group of dedicated individuals [from the USCG Auxiliary] whose purpose is to support the efforts of the US Coast Guard.  

Article by Auxiliarist Florence Brunner, Auxiliary Publications Officer

 

With budget cutbacks, the Coast Guard has little or no money to spend on the individual recruits’ comfort and recreation.  That is where the money collected for selling those hats, mugs and pens goes.   It has been used to purchase recreational equipment for the crew, to help pay for barbeques during sporting events and for overall welfare.

 

During the 4thof July celebrations,the Auxiliary raised over $1,250 towards this effort.  As a gesture of thanks the crew of  Station Eastport hosted a supper at the station for the Auxiliarists who had worked so hard for them.This was in anticipation of continued support during the Salmon Festival and Pirate Days.  Auxiliarist Tom Sawyer traveled from Dedham, MA to take part in the festivities.

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Comments


  1. James Carney says:

    I have a great photo taken a few years ago of 65607 U S Coast Guard ” Bridle ” taken as it passed the East Quoddy light, I would like to send it to the CG station for the men to enjoy.

    I have been unable to find a way to send it, I can’t post it to facebook or e mail it to station.
    any ideas ?/Users/jamescarney/Desktop/DSC_0258.jpg

  2. Diane Daugherty says:

    I have an 89 year old father, who used to be in the Eastport Aux. His name is George Richardson. He has moved from Maine to NH and lost the CGAux hat he used to wear proudly. How can I get him another one?


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