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September Safe Boating Class

All events at South Benson Marina
Registration Class Date
For information, email Bryan J. Buckley or call 203-259-0770.
Sunday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A Connecticut Conservation ID number is required to obtain a Connecticut safe boating certificate. Register here for the free CCID number, and provide the number when you sign up for the safe boating course.

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Harbor Watch Presentation

Harbor Watch explained their mission at the February 2017 meeting, and FC Tim Burke is exploring possible partnerships. They are based at Earthplace in Westport.

Harbor Watch promotes clean water in Long Island Sound by monitoring sea life, water conditions and storm drains in Fairfield County waters and tributaries, and sharing their findings with stakeholders and the scientific community. They also have education programs and opportunities for volunteers.

American Battle Monuments Commission

At a recent Flotilla 77 meeting, we discussed overseas battle monuments and cemeteries that are maintained by the United States Government, apart from United States Department of Veterans Affairs cemeteries. Here is a link to their site: American Battle Monuments Commission
Penfield Light
Flotilla 77, Fairfield, Connecticut

Flotilla 77 is based at South Benson Marina, near Penfield Beach in Fairfield, Connecticut. We can see this historic lighthouse from our Flotilla base. It is also a boater's landmark that should be thoroughly charted because of the low tides and rock formations called “The Cows.”

We provide the public opportunities to earn a Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate by offering classes from spring to fall each year. The certificate is required to operate most vessels in Connecticut waters.

We invite you to join our monthly Flotilla meetings. A wealth of information can be learned as staff officers give their respective reports. Boating information, patrols, search and rescue, communications, public affairs, aids to navigation and more are discussed.

Flotilla Base  Coxswain at Helm  Heaving Line

We usually meet the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. (1930 hours).
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Flotilla Awards, 1972-Present

Flotilla 77 has been winning awards since its founding on 22 April 1972.

See our award and plaque archive for 1972 to the present.