Archive for June 16, 2010
US Coast Guard- Open House- Lorain Ohio by Paula Tobias
I’m sorry if you missed the opportunity to attend the United States Coast Guard Lorain Station Open House May 28th. I think it’s safe to say that everyone who did attend was impressed, learned something and had a general good time.
United States Coast Guard
There was a slide show about the Edmund Fitzgerald http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wxwise/fitz.html
There was plenty of information about Boat Safety; we were able to see some of their gear (there was a rifle that looked pretty intense) and everyone was invited to go on their boat for a relaxing ride down the Black River to the Lighthouse. I found it especially touching to see the little ones and how their eyes lit up.
Sheriff Departments Northern Border Initiative
“why does the Sheriff’s department need a boat”!?!
They are part of the Northern Border Initiative. I think people forget that we live on the edge of America. We have over 240 miles of Open Boarder and I haven’t seen a toll gate yet where boaters pass through to assure they have the proper papers, aren’t smuggling or whatever else goes on ……
The program is funded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Watercraft, in conjunction with the Lorain Port Authority and City of Lorain to provide safety and education for boaters on Lorain’s waterfront.
The Marine Officers work during the summer season enforcing boating laws and providing education on safe boating.
They may have the reputation of being “tough task masters” but ask the mother of a child that drowned because they didn’t have a life jacket, what they would have given if someone had reminded them it’s the law to wear one.
It’s all about keeping us safe.
Where is her life- jacket she is ON a Boat!!!!!!!!! HMMMMMMMM even if it is still tied up to the dock!!!- let you off with a warning this time Auntie!! If I see you without a jacket again though your are in biiiiiiiiigggggg trouble !
Sigh ! thats better, all safe and secure top and bottom side! Hang on Mum here we go!!!!
This boating safety is serious stuff and thanks to all those that make us safe everywhere- land -sea and air