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"Serving Northern Maine"

 

 PDCDR Eggleston Observing a sailing vessel during a mission covering a local regatta

Photo of District Rear Commodore (RCO) Al Eggleston keeping a close eye on a sailing vessel off Maine's coast

 

 

District 1 North Division 1 

We are the eastern most Division in the continental United States. It ranges from Penobscot Bay to the Canadian border.The Division is comprised of 4 flotillas; Four Harbors, Bangor, Mt. Desert Island, and Penobscot Bay. Maine has the largest tidal coastline in the North East. It measures 3,478 miles. It is the 4th largest in the Country, based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's method. Division 1 covers around three quarters of that coastline. It is the largest coastline covered by any single Division.

Division 1 Programs and Services 

 

We serve the USCG and our community in a variety of different ways.

  • Public Education- Boater safety, Paddle Smart, Navigation 
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Respond to Boaters in Distress
  • Assist in Search and Rescue
  • Vessel Examinations- We examine power, sail, paddle, and Personal Water craft
  • Auxiliary Aviation
  • Marine Safety and Environmental Protection
  • Coast Guard Training Support
  • Public Affairs
  • Watch Standing

 

Auxiliary History

 

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 civilians to promote safety on and over the high seas and the nation's navigable waters.

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 section, formerly referred to as the Coast Guard Reserve, became the Auxiliary under Title 14, Chapter 23 of the USC.

When we entered World War II, 50,000 Auxiliary members joined the war effort as military teams. Many of their private vessels were placed into service in an effort to protect the U.S.