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The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was established by Congress in 1939 to assist the Coast Guard in promoting boating safety. It boasts nearly 33,000 members from all walks of life who receive special training so that they may be a functional part of Team Coast Guard. Auxiliarists assist the Coast Guard in non-law enforcement programs such as public education, vessel safety checks, safety patrols, search and rescue, marine environmental protection and Coast Guard Academy introduction programs for youth. Auxiliarists volunteer more than 2 million hours annually to benefit other boaters and their families.
 

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Coast Guard Station Charlevoix

Coast Guard Auxiliary Operational Facility "Mary B" is shown here moored at Station Charlevoix.  In the background are the station's 41' utility boat and rigid hull inflatable, along with U.S.C.G. Cutter Acacia, the "Ace of the Great Lakes".  (Photo Courtesy Daniel P. Ernst)