Water Safety Fair
Water Safety Fair
U S Coast Guard Auxiliary Held Safety Event
Ross' Dock– On Sunday, June 30, 2013, the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 10-10, hosted a Water Safety Fair at the Ross Dock Picnic Area, Palisades Interstate Park, NJ from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Flotilla 10-10 plans to host this event every Summer. Details on the date of the next fair will be posted in the Spring.
This event will feature a blessing ceremony for all boats, along with festivities that include games and prizes for children and quizzes about everything boating for adults. The Blessing of the Fleet is a century-old tradition originating in southern European fishing communities. A blessing was meant to ensure a bountiful and safe boating season. Now it is done for recreational boaters as well to insure a safe boating season. There will be exhibits about obtaining your boating license, keeping our waterways clean, America’s waterway watch program, wearing the right life jacket and joining the Team Coast Guard. Free refreshments, give aways and entertainment will be part of the day’s celebration. The Coast Guard Auxiliary Examiners will be on hand giving free Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) all day long to insure your boat is in compliance with federal regulations. If you pass, you will receive a decal showing the boating public that you have all the necessary safety equipment. If you fail, you will receive a 10% discount coupon for West Marine to purchase the equipment needed to pass. At 11a.m.the Piermont Dive Group will offer a demo, at 1pm there will be an aviation flyover. You can come by boat or by car. Ross Dock is located in the Palisades Interstate Park on Henry Hudson Drive. Click here for Google Map Directions. Any organization or vendor wanting to join us or for more information contact, Vera Reed, PA1, U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 201 874-8555.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer Component of the United States Coast Guard created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary, America’s Volunteer Guardians, supports the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service’s missions.