Throwback Thursday- 1950 Vessel Examination in Khaki Uniforms

Thursday, October 30, 2014

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we are going really back by presenting you a 1950 historical USCG Auxiliary photo from our archives.

Start Your Boating Summer Safely with a Free Vessel Safety Check from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Thursday, June 14, 2012

With Memorial Day now behind us, the summer boating season is “officially” under way.  Now is the time to get a Vessel Safety Check (VSC)! A VSC is a complementary safety inspection of a recreational boat conducted by a trained and certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadron Vessel Examiner.  A VSC helps […]

Inspection is a Key at the Start of the Boating Season

Monday, June 4, 2012

The simplest action upon boarding a boat could save a life, say members of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Cheboygan, MI. Article by Mike Fornes. Reprinted with permission from the Cheboygan Daily Tribune. “It is human nature to think, ‘it can’t happen to me’ but it can,” said Jim Ketchum, former Cheboygan Flotilla […]

Vessel Safety a Priority for Toro Park’s Bill Dodson

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Catamaran owner Bill Dodson is a firm believer in boating safety, and he does more than just talk about it. As the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Commander of District 11 Northern Region, Division 6, Flotilla 4, Dodson conducts vessel safety checks to make sure local boaters’ equipment is up to par. Article by Robert […]

Boating Safely

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

In order to avoid coming face to face with a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, take a Safe Boating Course and get a Vessel Safety Check. A Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy examination of your boat (Vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and the Federal regulations. The […]

Featured Photo – Vessel Safety Checks in the News

Thursday, May 3, 2012

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.— Charleston ABC affiliate, WCIV, films U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members Sunny Grant (L) and Maggie McCarty (R) as they perform a vessel safety check on a kayak. Jon Bailey, a producer at ABC News 4, was on hand to capture footage that will be used throughout the boating season to promote free […]

Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers Education, Fun

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Would you be interested in being a photographer for a polar expedition? Would you like to be a chef coordinating thousands of dinners? Or do you just want to know how to send out a Mayday when a day out on the water takes a bad turn? The United Sates Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary could […]

Featured Photo and the Story Behind It

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

On Saturday, June 10th, 2006, 16 individuals in four teams set off from Liberty Yacht Club, Jersey City, in the New York Harbor, in the world’s first North Atlantic Ocean Rowing Race – the Shepherds Ocean Fours Rowing Race 2006. Not only was this the first North Atlantic Ocean Rowing Race, but it was also […]