Coast Guard to host open house

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Station Menemsha seaman Samuel Hoppe raises the flag on a Coast Guard boat. — Gabrielle Mannino

The U.S. Coast Guard at Station Menemsha is hosting an open house on boating safety on Saturday, May 18, from 10 am to 1 pm. The Coast Guard will be joined by members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Spouses Association, and Air Station Cape Cod at the event, which kicks off National Safe Boating Week. Armed Forces Day will also be recognized during the event.

The open house will include tours of Station Menemsha, its boats, and facilities. A helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod will be landing and be available for closer inspection between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Parking will be available in the Home Port Restaurant lot.

The event will be held rain or shine.