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USCG Jones Beach

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Wantagh, NY Coast Guard

About USCG Jones Beach

The Coast Guard's history in Long Island, New York started in the mid 1800's and at one time, there were  seven U.S. Life Saving Stations on the southern side of Long Island.  The Coast Guard Station Jones Beach was originally named "Station Short Beach" from the land formation east of Jones Inlet.  Originally the building was constructed using wood and later replaced with a two story brick building including a watch tower and boathouse.  The Works Progress Administration (WPA) Project was responsible for this construction under President F.D. Roosevelt's administration.  The present facility started construction in 1987 and was dedicated in 1990.  The current, multi-use facility  houses operations, administration and berthing while the new boathouse provides necessary equipment and storage.  The new name is "Station Jones Beach".   

The Mission statement for Station Jones Beach

Coast Guard Station Jones Beach is responsible for Coast Guard operations covering the South Coast of Long Island, and inland waters. Our primary focus is Search and Rescue (SAR) and Law Enforcement (LE). We also support Marine Environmental Protection (MEP) efforts performed by Sector Long Island Sound. Our military readiness is emphasized through our regular training, fitness and team building. This is accomplished by staying true to our core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion Duty. We are guided by the Commandants' Policies and Directives' to ensure we have a solid base to work from. We are accountable to each Other, the Coast Guard, and the Public we serve. 

Freeport, New York, the home of Station Jones Beach, is a relaxed neighborhood community with waterside shopping, dining and a scenic pier.  Summers are busy with festivals, live music and tourists.   The area best known to most is the Nautical Mile, with activities to entertain everyone.  Freeport has a population near 43,000 with 40% of the households having children making this a family friendly community.  Freeport enjoys four distinct seasons, a low crime rate and with proximity to New York City.

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