US Coast Guard Auxiliary Sturgeon Bay-Algoma

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Sturgeon Bay-Algoma U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in Sturgeon Bay-Algoma WI. We serve Wisconsin's only Coast Guard City- Sturgeon Bay, the entire Door Peninsula, as well as the Kewaunee County Lakeshore.

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Happy Labor Day!!! Be safe and make sure to make your paddling adventure as enjoyable and safe as possible! Know what to...
09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day!!! Be safe and make sure to make your paddling adventure as enjoyable and safe as possible! Know what to wear and bring on your trip. Avoid a rookie mistake by always wearing a paddling specific life jacket. #PleaseWearIt

Happy Labor Day!!! Be safe and make sure to make your paddling adventure as enjoyable and safe as possible! Know what to wear and bring on your trip. Avoid a rookie mistake by always wearing a paddling specific life jacket. #PleaseWearIt

Celebrate the end of summer with a fun and safe boating adventure with family and friends! No matter your age, wear a li...
09/04/2021

Celebrate the end of summer with a fun and safe boating adventure with family and friends! No matter your age, wear a life jacket from the moment you reach the dock and while you’re out on the water. The Safe Boating Campaign shares these boating safety tips for Labor Day Weekend:

►►Wear a life jacket. Make sure everyone is wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
►►Never boat under the influence. A BUI is involved in one-third of all recreational boating fatalities.
►►Check equipment. Inventory equipment and make sure it is in good working condition.
►►Make a float plan. Always let a loved one know the trip itinerary, including operator and passenger information, boat type and registration, and communication equipment on board before leaving the dock.
►►Use an engine cut-off switch. An engine cut-off switch is a proven safety device to stop the powerboat’s engine should the operator unexpectedly fall overboard. And, it’s the law.
►►Watch the weather. Always check the forecast before departing on the water and frequently during the excursion.
►►Know what’s going on around you at all times. A quarter of all reported boating accidents in 2020 were caused by operator inattention or improper lookout.
►►Know where you’re going and travel at safe speeds. Be familiar with local boating speed zones and always travel at a safe speed.
►►Keep in touch. Cell phones, satellite phones, EPIRB or personal locator beacon, and VHF radios can all be important communication devices in an emergency.

Celebrate the end of summer with a fun and safe boating adventure with family and friends! No matter your age, wear a life jacket from the moment you reach the dock and while you’re out on the water. The Safe Boating Campaign shares these boating safety tips for Labor Day Weekend:

►►Wear a life jacket. Make sure everyone is wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
►►Never boat under the influence. A BUI is involved in one-third of all recreational boating fatalities.
►►Check equipment. Inventory equipment and make sure it is in good working condition.
►►Make a float plan. Always let a loved one know the trip itinerary, including operator and passenger information, boat type and registration, and communication equipment on board before leaving the dock.
►►Use an engine cut-off switch. An engine cut-off switch is a proven safety device to stop the powerboat’s engine should the operator unexpectedly fall overboard. And, it’s the law.
►►Watch the weather. Always check the forecast before departing on the water and frequently during the excursion.
►►Know what’s going on around you at all times. A quarter of all reported boating accidents in 2020 were caused by operator inattention or improper lookout.
►►Know where you’re going and travel at safe speeds. Be familiar with local boating speed zones and always travel at a safe speed.
►►Keep in touch. Cell phones, satellite phones, EPIRB or personal locator beacon, and VHF radios can all be important communication devices in an emergency.

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard's post
08/30/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard's post

USCG Station Sturgeon Bay as seen from the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay (WTGB-103) approaching the Sturge...
08/27/2021

USCG Station Sturgeon Bay as seen from the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay (WTGB-103) approaching the Sturgeon Bay ship canal from Lake Michigan. (Photo: K. Osgood 095-47 SO-PA).

USCG Station Sturgeon Bay as seen from the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay (WTGB-103) approaching the Sturgeon Bay ship canal from Lake Michigan. (Photo: K. Osgood 095-47 SO-PA).

Wear It Wednesday! Boating Safety is imperative for a great day on the water!  Wearing a properly fitted, U.S. Coast Gua...
08/25/2021

Wear It Wednesday!

Boating Safety is imperative for a great day on the water! Wearing a properly fitted, U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket is the First Rule of Safe Boating!!

For more information on life jackets, please visit https://uscgboating.org/.../life-jacket-wear-wearing-your...
Infographic courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Wear It Wednesday!

Boating Safety is imperative for a great day on the water! Wearing a properly fitted, U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket is the First Rule of Safe Boating!!

For more information on life jackets, please visit https://uscgboating.org/.../life-jacket-wear-wearing-your...
Infographic courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Plans to cross Lake Michigan today? May want to reconsider….
08/22/2021

Plans to cross Lake Michigan today? May want to reconsider….

⚠️Large waves (3-5 ft) and strong currents will create dangerous swim conditions at West Michigan beaches through about sunset this evening. Consider postponing your beach day, or stay out of the water. Do not venture out on piers if you see waves washing onto them.

It’s been a great week!  Thank you Sturgeon Bay for your support of the United States Coast Guard!  We’re proud to serve...
08/16/2021

It’s been a great week! Thank you Sturgeon Bay for your support of the United States Coast Guard! We’re proud to serve in this “ Coast Guard City!” Thank you #DCMaritime for your support! #USCGAux

Tonight we bid farewell to Sturgeon Bay’s 2021 “Maritime Week, A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard.” The Coast Guard “stripe” has been rotating around the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower all week. Thank you U.S. Coast Guard for keeping watch on our behalf. Bravo Zulu for all you do! (Photo credit: Spencer Gustafson) #CoastGuard #DCMaritime #CoastGuard

Come tour the cutter Moble Bay!
08/15/2021

Come tour the cutter Moble Bay!

Bravo Zulu to Team Coast Guard at the Sturgeon Bay Canal Station for their work on the UTB at the Door County Maritime M...
08/09/2021

Bravo Zulu to Team Coast Guard at the Sturgeon Bay Canal Station for their work on the UTB at the Door County Maritime Museum! She looks great!!

Special thank you to the dedicated Coast Guard team from the Sturgeon Bay Canal Station for spending much of their day cleaning up UTB 41410 in front of our museum.

Timeline Photos
08/04/2021

Timeline Photos

Virtual: Heroes of the Coast Guard
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

https://coastguardfoundation.org/events/virtual-heroes-of-the-coast-guard

Join us for an exciting 60-minute program featuring behind-the-scenes access to Coast Guard rescues, and see the challenges they face to protect and patrol our waterways. The event will also spotlight the role the Foundation plays in supporting members and their families and strengthening the entire Coast Guard community.

Streaming live on the official birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard.

08/04/2021

Happy Birthday U.S. Coast Guard!

Come to Sturgeon Bay and celebrate the United States Coast Guard!
08/04/2021
City prepares for Coast Guard celebration

Come to Sturgeon Bay and celebrate the United States Coast Guard!

Wisconsin’s Coast Guard City is inviting you to celebrate its local maritime history and military personnel. Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week coincides with the United States Coast Guard’s 231s...

Checking private aids to navigation, making sure they are in place and operating as they should. Just another recreation...
07/20/2021

Checking private aids to navigation, making sure they are in place and operating as they should. Just another recreational boating safety mission conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Pictured here: Jeff Feurstein, Sturgeon Bay USCG AUX Flotilla Commander, taken 17 JULY 21 while checking PATONs near Bailey’s Harbor, WI. Photo by Donna Feurstein.

Checking private aids to navigation, making sure they are in place and operating as they should. Just another recreational boating safety mission conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Pictured here: Jeff Feurstein, Sturgeon Bay USCG AUX Flotilla Commander, taken 17 JULY 21 while checking PATONs near Bailey’s Harbor, WI. Photo by Donna Feurstein.

07/19/2021

Float plans save lives.

07/09/2021
Be cautious on the water for tonight’s fireworks show!  Coast Guard,  WI DNR and local law enforcement are all out to ke...
07/05/2021

Be cautious on the water for tonight’s fireworks show! Coast Guard, WI DNR and local law enforcement are all out to keep you safe!

Be cautious on the water for tonight’s fireworks show! Coast Guard, WI DNR and local law enforcement are all out to keep you safe!

July 4th Safety Tips: ✅ Always wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket while underway.⬛ Do not boat under the influence....
07/04/2021

July 4th Safety Tips:

✅ Always wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket while underway.

⬛ Do not boat under the influence.

✅ Have a reliable communication device.

⬛ Do not use flares as fireworks.

✅ Beware of rip currents.

✅ Beware of cold water and hyperthermia in hot weather.

For more information, visit
https://bit.ly/3dCLomH and
https://bit.ly/2UmOGUu

U.S. Coast Guard photo from DVIDS.

July 4th Safety Tips:

✅ Always wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket while underway.

⬛ Do not boat under the influence.

✅ Have a reliable communication device.

⬛ Do not use flares as fireworks.

✅ Beware of rip currents.

✅ Beware of cold water and hyperthermia in hot weather.

For more information, visit
https://bit.ly/3dCLomH and
https://bit.ly/2UmOGUu

U.S. Coast Guard photo from DVIDS.

07/03/2021

Have a safe holiday weekend Sturgeon Bay! Ashore and underway - your first responders are there for you. Be there for us, and celebrate smart & safe!

Operation Dry Water begins Friday!  Stay sober, stay safe! #OperationDryWater
07/02/2021
Operation Dry Water 2014 PSA

Operation Dry Water begins Friday! Stay sober, stay safe! #OperationDryWater

Operation Dry Water boating under the influence video PSA Operation Dry Water (ODW) has released this powerful public service announcement (PSA) that focuses…

A 25% Increase in fatalities on the water from 2019 to 2020.  #BoatSafe
07/02/2021

A 25% Increase in fatalities on the water from 2019 to 2020. #BoatSafe

The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics Report Wednesday, revealing that there were 767 boating fatalities nationwide in 2020, a 25.1 percent increase from 2019.

Read the entire report herehttps://www.uscgboating.org/library/accident-statistics/Recreational-Boating-Statistics-2020.pdf

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07/01/2021
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When the Coast Guard "Reserve" was authorized by act of Congress on June 23, 1939, the Coast Guard was given a legislati...
06/23/2021

When the Coast Guard "Reserve" was authorized by act of Congress on June 23, 1939, the Coast Guard was given a legislative mandate to use civilian volunteers to promote safety on and over the high seas and the nation's navigable waters. The Coast Guard Reserve was then a non-military service comprised of unpaid, volunteer U.S. citizens who owned motorboats or yachts.
Two years later, on Feb. 19, Congress amended the 1939 act with passage of the Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941. Passage of this act designated the Reserve as a military branch of the active service, while the civilian volunteers, formerly referred to as the Coast Guard Reserve, became the Auxiliary.
February 19 is formally recognized as the birth of the Coast Guard Reserve while June 23 is recognized as birthday of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
On Dec. 7, 1941, Lt. Cmdr. Frank D. Higbee ordered the Auxiliary to duty in the 11th Naval District (Calif.) and told them in effect: “Come back with your shield, or on it!” When America entered World War II, 50,000 Auxiliary members joined the war effort. They guarded waterfronts, carried out coastal picket patrols, rescued survivors from scuttled ships and did anything else they were asked to do. Many of their private vessels were placed into service.
After the war, Auxiliarists resumed their recreational boating safety duties. The Auxiliary's four cornerstones--Vessel Examination, Education, Operations and Fellowship--were established and remain the Auxiliary's pillars today.
Today's Auxiliary
Auxiliarists continue to be a vital part of the Coast Guard. Under legislation passed in 1996, the Auxiliary's role was expanded to allow members to assist in any Coast Guard mission, except direct law enforcement and military operations, as authorized by the Commandant.
Thus, Auxiliarists can be found examining commercial fishing vessels, flying in C-130 aircraft, working in Coast Guard offices, and crewing with regulars. The three components of the service–the active duty Coast Guardsmen, the Reservists, and Auxiliarists–truly constitute TEAM COAST GUARD.
Auxiliary members:
Perform free Vessel Safety Checks,
which helps boaters ensure their craft complies with Federal boating regulations.

Teach boating safety to recreational boaters of all ages.

Operate safety and regatta patrols and
are an integral part of the Coast Guard Search and Rescue team.

Stand communication watches, assist during mobilization exercises,
perform harbor and pollution patrols, provide platforms for unarmed boarding parties.

Recruit and can provide initial training for people
wanting to join the Active Duty or Reserve Coast Guard.

Assist in other Coast Guard functions, duties, roles, missions or operations as authorized by law.

Consider joining a local Flotilla!

When the Coast Guard "Reserve" was authorized by act of Congress on June 23, 1939, the Coast Guard was given a legislative mandate to use civilian volunteers to promote safety on and over the high seas and the nation's navigable waters. The Coast Guard Reserve was then a non-military service comprised of unpaid, volunteer U.S. citizens who owned motorboats or yachts.
Two years later, on Feb. 19, Congress amended the 1939 act with passage of the Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941. Passage of this act designated the Reserve as a military branch of the active service, while the civilian volunteers, formerly referred to as the Coast Guard Reserve, became the Auxiliary.
February 19 is formally recognized as the birth of the Coast Guard Reserve while June 23 is recognized as birthday of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
On Dec. 7, 1941, Lt. Cmdr. Frank D. Higbee ordered the Auxiliary to duty in the 11th Naval District (Calif.) and told them in effect: “Come back with your shield, or on it!” When America entered World War II, 50,000 Auxiliary members joined the war effort. They guarded waterfronts, carried out coastal picket patrols, rescued survivors from scuttled ships and did anything else they were asked to do. Many of their private vessels were placed into service.
After the war, Auxiliarists resumed their recreational boating safety duties. The Auxiliary's four cornerstones--Vessel Examination, Education, Operations and Fellowship--were established and remain the Auxiliary's pillars today.
Today's Auxiliary
Auxiliarists continue to be a vital part of the Coast Guard. Under legislation passed in 1996, the Auxiliary's role was expanded to allow members to assist in any Coast Guard mission, except direct law enforcement and military operations, as authorized by the Commandant.
Thus, Auxiliarists can be found examining commercial fishing vessels, flying in C-130 aircraft, working in Coast Guard offices, and crewing with regulars. The three components of the service–the active duty Coast Guardsmen, the Reservists, and Auxiliarists–truly constitute TEAM COAST GUARD.
Auxiliary members:
Perform free Vessel Safety Checks,
which helps boaters ensure their craft complies with Federal boating regulations.

Teach boating safety to recreational boaters of all ages.

Operate safety and regatta patrols and
are an integral part of the Coast Guard Search and Rescue team.

Stand communication watches, assist during mobilization exercises,
perform harbor and pollution patrols, provide platforms for unarmed boarding parties.

Recruit and can provide initial training for people
wanting to join the Active Duty or Reserve Coast Guard.

Assist in other Coast Guard functions, duties, roles, missions or operations as authorized by law.

Consider joining a local Flotilla!

Not something that happens here every day. The Navy's USS Cooperstown (LCS 23) pulls into Fincacntiery Bay Ship.
06/07/2021

Not something that happens here every day. The Navy's USS Cooperstown (LCS 23) pulls into Fincacntiery Bay Ship.

Get the Coast Guard app and use it!  It is a resource for equipment, float plans, requesting a vessel safety check, and ...
06/02/2021

Get the Coast Guard app and use it! It is a resource for equipment, float plans, requesting a vessel safety check, and even calling for help. https://uscgboating.org/mobile/

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We are a volunteer force multiplier for the US Coast Guard. We are proud to serve Wisconsin's Coast Guard City, Sturgeon Bay and surrounding area from the northern tip of the Door Peninsula, south to Kewaunee. Our unit is involved with many activities with and for the US Coast Guard. We teach Boating Safety Classes, conduct free vessel safety checks (recreational and UPV), set up and man informational booths at events in the community, visit schools and organizations teaching water and boating safety, and also train and operate on the water. Coastie is available to visit with the children at events, meetings, or schools. Check out some posts on recent events. Interested in supporting Coast Guard and Boating Safety in the area. Join Us!

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