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Facility off Wilmette Harbor

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Who We Are ...

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary is the civilian, non-military component of the Coast Guard team, created by an act of Congress in 1939.

Flotilla 39-6 (Wilmette Harbor) serves the north shore of Chicago - from North Avenue Beach up to Great Lakes Naval Base - and we have been doing so since 1971! 

Flotilla 39-6 is one of the largest flotillas in the Ninth Western District (Sector Lake Michigan) and we are very active in operations, public education, vessel examinations, and marine safety.  We augment the Coast Guard by providing public education programs, free vessel safety checks, and assisting the US Coast Guard in non-law enforcement programs such as safety patrols, search and rescue, and marine environmental protection.

Individuals or groups interested in recreational boating safety are invited to take advantage of our educational programs, free vessel safety checks, or even explore becoming a member of our flotilla.

Flotilla 39-6 meetings are held at 7:30 PM, on the 3rd Thursday of each month, at 4709 Golf Road in Skokie, IL.