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Welcome to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Lower Manhattan Flotilla (05-03), located in New York City. We are the civilian uniformed volunteer component of the U.S. Coast Guard. The over-arching mission of the Auxiliary is to augment the Recreational Boating Safety Mission of the U.S. Coast Guard as well as assisting with the security of our citizens, ports, waterways and coastal regions. While we are not directly involved in military activities or law enforcement, members do participate in thousands of hours of support that directly supplements the Coast Guard’s Maritime Domain Awareness missions which include Harbor Patrols on the sea and in the air, Vessel Safety Examinations, Public Education on Boating Safety, Radio Communications, Search & Rescue and Marine Environmental Protection.

Our goal is to help make all on-the-water experiences safer for those who use America's waterways. In New York City you may see the Auxiliary on patrol on the Hudson, Harlem or East rivers, at public events, boat shows and in schools or even in the air. We welcome new Members, and encourage your participation. 

The Lower Manhattan Flotilla, was founded in 1956, and is one of the oldest Auxiliary units in the Nation. It is part of the New York City Division, within the Auxiliary's First District Southern Region.  

Membership in the Flotilla is open to men and women, 17 years or older, who are citizens of the United States. Facility (radio station, boat or aircraft) ownership is desirable but not mandatory. In addition to the official duties of the Auxiliary, Lower Manhattan Flotilla members also dispense educational materials at the Intrepid Air and Space Museum, and at the NY Boat Show.  We guest lecture, teach children about the sea and environmental conservation, and enjoy fellowship with each other. Meetings are held once a month at the Coast Guard's Battery Park Building, located at 1 South Street, New York City. 

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