Drum Point Flotilla 23-6 CG District 5SR
numerically it amounts to about half of the Coast Guard Team. Our primary mission is to promote safe recreational boating. In this mission we also assist the regular Coast Guard and state boating authorities from time to time. The members of the Drum Point Flotilla are just a few of the over one-thousand volunteers serving the Coast Guard in the Baltimore Sector.
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The Drum Point Flotilla is based in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Our members are generally from the Calvert County area. Our flotilla name is derived from the now retired Drum Point, Maryland light house now a tourist attraction in Solomons, Maryland at the Calvert Marine Museum.
Now that the Coast Guard has joined the Department of Homeland Security, the Auxiliary was also asked to assist in Harbor Patrols for Port Security, Marine Environmental Patrols, and picket duty to keep boats clear of the LNG dock at Cove Point.You will see Auxiliary vessels, we call facilities, serving many non-law enforcement patrol functions in the creeks, rivers, and in and around the Chesapeake Bay. Our members actively teach boating safety courses, perform free vessel safety inspections, and participate in non-law enforcement missions alongside the full-time Coast Guard.
In order to join the Auxiliary, one must be at least 17 years of age and a U.S. citizen. If you are interested please contact us using the contact link on this website. If you live in the southern 2/3 of Calvert County or keep your boat near Solomons, this would be the most convenient flotilla for you to join.We are always looking for new members.
Our flotilla is quite strong in all the four “cornerstones” of the Auxiliary: Surface Operations, Boating Safety Education, Vessel Safety Checks, and Fellowship, this latter being the “glue” that holds the organization together. Besides our monthly meetings, we have three social events each year–two summer picnics and the Flotilla Christmas party. Other Flotilla Activities in our community include participation in:
National Night Out
Patuxent River Appreciation Days
State Police Barracks Open House
One responsibility of the webmaster (Flotilla Staff Officer for Communications Services) is to disseminate important information relevant to our Flotilla. Web 2.0 technologies like WordPress also make it possible for our Flotilla to share with the public news about the Coast Guard and the Auxiliary within our Area of Operation and up and down the Chesapeake Bay. Many seasonal mariners travel the Chesapeake and Inter-Coastal Waterway that makes up a large part of Coast Guard District 5 South.
Links to the original sources of the information in our posts and pages are included so that members and the public can be familiar with and visit those pages. Members are always encouraged to visit the Coast Guard Auxiliary national website, the Member’s Deck, and What’s New web pages for the latest news about the Auxiliary. Members should also subscribe to the CHDIRAUX-L mailing list or visit the CHDIRAUX website on a regular basis. Information obtained from those sources and printed here is intended to fulfill the duty obligation of the FSO-CS and keep the general public informed of our flotilla activities and boating safety issues in our area.
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