Open Houses at Presque Isle this Sunday

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Work goes on all year to protect people on Presque Isle, whether it’s on the beaches or in the water.  Now, there are two chances to learn more.

The work of the US Coast Guard in Erie will soon be on display during a free open house at the station on Presque Isle December 10th.  Visitors will be able to tour the station and see equipment like the 45 foot and 25-foot vessels along with the ice rescue van.  

It’s all designed to give visitors a better understanding of the Coast Guard Station’s role here.  Dan Heitzer, of the US Coast Guard, Erie, says, “I think it’s important to get the public out here, see what we do, see what their tax dollars are hard at work doing out here.”

Lifeguards are also in the business of keeping us safe, watching over the beaches each summer.  A separate open house is also planned for the 10th with a similar mission… to give visitors a better understanding of the work they do.

Drew Dunsmore, Representative of the Presque Isle Lifeguards, says, “This is a way to showcase what we do, who we are, and how we impact the public on a daily basis… not only in the summer but in the off-season as well.”

Two tours, one day… December 10th.  The free Coast Guard Tour is set from 12pm to 4pm at the station.  The free Lifeguard Tour is set from 12pm to 3pm at the public safety building.  to sign up to reserve a time and to learn more, go to

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