Giving the Coast Guard some sky-high help
Volunteers take flight to help Coast Guard monitor the shore
The abandoned fish cannery near Tuckerton is seen here on a recent Maritime Observation Mission by a volunteer Coast Guard air crew.
Rutgers University Marine Field Station in Tuckerton is one landmark the Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers check in on during their missions.
Coast Guard Auxiliary members Norma Hunter, of Long Beach Township and Riverton, and Howard Davis, of Pittsgrove Township, prepare for a flight at the Woodbine Municipal Airport last week. The volunteer crews fly on weekends covering the area from Monmouth County to close to the Maryland border.
Coast Guard Auxiliary members Howard Davis, left, Norma Hunter and Joe Giannattasio, of Cape May Court House, help the Coast Guard by flying over the area’s coastlines looking for shoals, sandbars, stranded boaters, oil spills, or other pollution.