Block Island Coast Guard Station Closes for Winter

The Block Island Coast Guard Station guards the entrance to Great Salt Pond. Photo by ##http://www.sailingrx.com/## Thaddeus B. Kubis##

Sept. 7, 2010: Coast Guard Station Block Island is conducting its annual seasonal closure for the summer boating season today. During the winter, the Block Island station closes due to reduced marine traffic and transfers its response capabilities to the parent command at Station Point Judith, Rhode Island, 12 nautical miles north of Block Island.

Mariners within Block Island Sound are reminded to report all marine emergencies to the Command Center at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England using VHF channel 16 or by calling (508-457-3211).

Station Blcok Island will reopen on Memorial Day weekend, 2011.