May 16, 2017
Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet Open House
The gate to The Coast Guard Station at Oregon Inlet will be raised to welcome the community at their Open House on May 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Members of Station Oregon Inlet along with Coast Guard representatives of the Aids to Navigation Station in Wanchese, a rescue helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, and the Outer Banks Auxiliary will be joined by their partners in community service including the Nags Head police and fire departments, the National Park Service, the North Carolina Marine Patrol, and Dare County Emergency Service. This great event is entirely free. The Station’s entrance is the last right as you travel south on Route 12 before you cross the Bonner Bridge to Pea Island, the same as the entrance to fishing fleet and boat ramps.
The event is for the whole family. There will be activities for children. Sammy the Sea Otter, one of the Coast Guard’s mascots responsible for Marine Safety will be present. Coast Guard vessels will be open for inspection by the public. You can bring your boat to the launch area of Oregon Inlet and have a vessel safety check offered by a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
The United States Coast Guard is the branch of the military that interacts daily with citizens. It is charged with educating the public about boating safety. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is authorized by Congress to carry out this mission. This Open House is at the beginning of National Safe Boating Week and a great place to start preparing for this year’s boating season. You’ll meet the men and women who protect you in your local waters; gain an appreciation for the resources the Coast Guard has on the sea and in the air to rescue you. You will learn how to keep safe. Whether you head out for adventure in the ocean or in our sounds, on a yacht or paddling a kayak, at the Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet Open House you will find people who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic to support and protect you.