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Since its founding in 1939, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary has fostered a proud tradition of helping others: Qualified Auxiliarists teach boating safety and seamanship to the public.  We conduct on-the-water safety patrols and ensure safety for on-the-water events such as the July 4th fireworks, barge launches, or other permitted events.  We help keep our navigational aids (buoys and day beacons) in working order and conduct vessel safety checks to ensure that boaters have the required safety equipment aboard. We spread the word at local boating shows and events in our maritime communities.

As Coast Guard volunteers, Auxiliarists may take many of the same courses and training open to active-duty and reserve Coast Guardsmen and women – with no charge for tuition or books. All you need is the interest, dedication, and willingness to give some of your time.

Finally, we enjoy fellowship and fun at picnics, dinner meetings, and a variety of shore-side activities. There’s something for everyone. The minimum age to join is 17.

Interested in finding out more about us? Come to one of our meetings. Flotilla 73 meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Simply use the Contact Us link on this site to let us know you are intersted.  I hope to see you there.


United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Commander,  FL-73