itCG-new CG exhibit, lightening strikes, boat collision

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  • Friday, the Compass’ history post discussed the Coast Guard curator, the preservation of historical artifacts and places people can go to view the pieces. On October 3, a new exhibit will be available to the public in the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC. Beyond the general history of the Coast Guard, the exhibit will feature the service’s aviation history as a natural fit to the Coast Guard’s long history of aviation in the area.
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  • A man was struck and killed by lightening while standing on a 14-foot boat with an aluminum hull on the Saturday afternoon off Key Biscayne in Southern Florida. He was with two friends who were in the water and were uninjured at the time of the strike. Thunderstorms are not a mariners friend, particularly in South Florida where fair weather and tornadic waterspouts are common.
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  • Two men who jumped from the Tobin Bridge near Boston in a reported double suicide attempt were rescued by State Police and taken to a nearby Coast Guard station. Emergency medical personnel transported the men to the hospital where they were listed in critical condition.
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  • Although the Coast Guard was not directly involved in this case, it is a grim reminder of the importance of boating safety. Several teenagers were boating on Spring Lake last night just inland of Grand Haven, Michigan, when two of their watercrafts collided. One person was killed, one was severely injured, and one other was slightly injured.
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