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Flotilla 20-02 Charlevoix meets monthly at Coast Guard Station Charlevoix, which is located at 101 Coast Guard Road in Charlevoix, Michigan. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. New members and guests are always welcome!  Please contact us for meeting information or directions.


Boating Courses

If you're interested in an exciting and highly interactive boating safety course, check out America's Boating Course.  ABC can be completed either on the Internet, with a book supplement, or you can purchase a shrink-wrapped combination of the book and a CD.  Purchasing the CD version you can take the course with you anywhere you go, with our without Internet access.  The course is fun and it's very comprehensive.  By following the link above, you'll be taken to a Web site that fully explains the course contents and how you can participate.  America's Boating Course is a joint project between The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the United States Power Squadrons.  In addition, the course has been approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

If you are interested in America's Boating Course or other boating courses being offered by Flotilla 20-02, please contact us.

Vessel Examinations

Members of Flotilla 20-02 are available to perform free vessel safety checks as a public service. Please contact us and we will be happy to schedule a vessel examination.

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USCG Cutter Acacia in West Grand Traverse Bay for the 2004 Traverse City Cherry Festival Air Show

The Blue Angels perform at the 2004 Traverse City Cherry Festival Air Show

Coast Guard Auxiliary Facilities Moored at USCG Station Charlevoix along with the Station's 41 foot Utility Boat and the Acacia.

Leelenau County Sheriff's Department Marine Division on Patrol at the 2004 Cherry Festival Air Show.

Service with a Smile

Mad Doctor
Above: Flotilla 16-02's own, Tom Hallock, DSO-MA, gives customers at the Spring 2002 District Conference service with a smile. Above: Gene Plite hams it up for the camera during Bloodborne Pathogen training conducted by Suzanne Budd at our April, 2002 Meeting.

Boat Crew Training at Station Charlevoix - June, 2002
Auxiliary Crew-Member in training prepares to throw a heaving line to a "disabled" vessel during training exercises conducted in conjunction with boat crew training. The 21' rigid hull inflatable from Station Charlevoix participates in training exercises with an auxiliary facility as part of boat crew training.  Photos courtesy Eugene Plite (FSO-PE/PB/SR).