Coast Guard Auxiliary plans Crown Point meeting

CROWN POINT - The Bridge Flotilla will be hold its February meeting at the Crown Point Telephone Co conference room Monday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary is encouraged to attend. Entrance is through the door off the company parking area. Promptness is required as the door is locked at 7 p.m. for security reasons.

Flotilla 15-13 is looking for new members. Because of the bridge construction and the ferry operations, it will be a busy season on Lake Champlain. The auxiliary will be available and operating a number of patrols throughout the summer for assistance and information to the boating fraternity.

In addition to the patrols, Flotilla 15-13 will conduct safe boating classes and will be in attendance for Career Day at the Ticonderoga Middle School. Students planning on a Coast Guard career are encouraged to join the auxiliary.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is a uniformed, civilian component of the United States Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security. The organization, established by Congress, exists as a force multiplier for the Coast Guard providing boater safety and education, marine safety patrols, vessel inspections as well as many other duties other than law enforcement.

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