Lorain Dude- US Coast Guard Open House with Paula

June 16, 2010 at 10:32 am 6 comments

WHAT WAS NAG NOG THINKING- NOT ONLY IS THIS HAT THE WRONG BRANCH OF THE SERVICE BUT THE WRONG COUNTRY!!!!

NAG NOG!!! IT IS THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD WE ARE HERE TO SEE NOT THE ROYAL NAVY GEESH!!!!!!!

OK! I am outta here!!!!! And now I am as crabby as the logo on my shirt I will have Auntie Paula take over whilst I change.

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.
http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/index.php/2010/05/boating-season-is-here-be-safe/

Sheriff Departments Northern Border Initiative


Lorain County Sheriff had their boat on display. I often wondered

“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 ……

http://www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/MR2008/NBIJulyEvent_Release.pdf

http://www.homelandsecurity.ohio.gov/

Marine Patrol

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.


You are sooooo right Auntie Paula and I wonder if they have one in blue to match my eyes? I like this boat just my size!
YUP!!! Blue it is …. although mum what is it with these hats ?

Hey ! I am all for a ride on the lake and there is Auntie Paula taking the photos-

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


About these ads

Entry filed under: city of lorain, Lest we forget, Lorain Dude, Paula's Perspective, Safety. Tags: .

World Cup- 2010- More Than A Game Father’s Day 2010 – Chris Ritchey

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa  |  June 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Ahoy Cap’n Gavin and all his First Mates! What a lucky little dude to have the most beautiful women in Lorain take him to all the cool and important places in town.

    Great article Paula! I wondered about some of those “extra” boats and what their purpose is. Now I know! :-)

  • 2. thatwoman  |  June 17, 2010 at 12:20 am

    I think he isn’t too keen on our head gear choices :) and yes thanks Paula great job and the piece is getting a boatload of hits :)

  • 3. Paula Tobias  |  June 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    A little factoid I learned from Sheriff Stammitti:
    the officers on the Lorain Harbor Patrol are actually deputized by the Sheriff’s Office.

    This is an opportunity again to let those who serve and protect us know how much we appreciate their sacrifices to keep us safe.

  • [...] The Coast Guard works closely with the Lake Carrier’s Association and Canadian Ship owner’s Association, which on average each winter ship about $2 billion dollars of cargo, including steel, coal, heating oil and grain. [...]

  • [...] Comments A Festival of the Port- Lorain- Ohio -Paula Tobias « That Woman’s Weblog on Lorain Dude- US Coast Guard Open House with PaulaA Festival of the Port- Lorain- Ohio -Paula Tobias « That Woman’s Weblog on [...]

  • [...] I was very struck by their good nature, politeness and knowledge. You couldn’t pick better PR for the military. I found they came from Rochester, NY, San Francisco, San Diego, South Dakota and even [...]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Recent Comments

Categories

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 136 other followers

June 2010
M T W T F S S
« May   Jul »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 136 other followers