Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay
Station Sturgeon Bay is comprised of two units: a parent unit (Sturgeon Bay) and Station (Small) Washington Island, which is 50 miles to the north of Washington Island, only accessibly by ferry or boat. Station (Small) Washington Island is a summertime only operation; opening May through September. Approximately 30 active duty and reserve members answer the call, providing Search and Rescue assistance, Law Enforcement, Ice Rescue operations, and protection of infrastructure critical to the maritime environment of the United States.
Station Sturgeon Bay's area of responsibility (AOR) is encompassed by a line from the shoreline of western Lake Michigan at 44-29.0'N to 44-20.0'N 087-00.0'W to 45-47.5'N, 086-22'W (Point Aux Barques), thence southerly along the shoreline to the point of origin and including all of Green Bay. When Station Washington Island is open it assumes Station Sturgeon Bay's AOR northwest of the line from 45-05.3'N 086-33.0'W to 45-05.3'N 087-02.8'W (Cana Island Light) to 45-10.1'N 087-14.2'W (Eagle Bluff Light) to 45-15.2'N 087-29.8'W. Auxiliary Station Green Bay falls within Station Sturgeon Bay's AOR.
Unit Information Sheet