DCMM Becomes a Sea Tow Automated Radio Check Station

This was the Coast Guard response boat rescue demonstration at the DCMM’s Classic & Wooden Boat Festival in Sturgeon Bay.

Sea Tow Services International, Inc., the nation’s leading professional marine assistance provider, announces the Door County Maritime Museum is now a Sea Tow Automated Radio Check host station. Boaters in the Sturgeon Bay Shipping Canal, as far west as five miles into Green Bay, and five miles or more to the east of Lake Michigan can take advantage of this boating safety service free of charge by calling Channel 28 on their VHF radio.

Sea Tow’s Automated Radio Check service also aids the U.S. Coast Guard by reducing non-emergency communications on VHF Channel 16, freeing the channel up for distress call activity.

“We are happy to be working with the [Door County Sail &] Power Squadron to provide this free Automated Radio Check service to local boaters and all other mariners passing through the area,” said Bob Desh, executive director of the Door County Maritime Museum. “A working VHF radio is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment on any boat.”

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