The Coast Guard Auxiliarly serves as the eyes and ears of the Coast Guard, helping with rescues if needed and offering advice to voters. Elizabeth joins a group of volunteers from Southport Flotilla 10-05.
On her journey along the Cape Fear River, she calls in a status report and takes the helm. Elizabeth also participates in a man overboard drill, calling out precise directions to the coxwain or captain, and pulling a dummy from the waters.
Anyone can join the Coast Guard Auxiliary, even if you've never been on a boat before, but be prepared. It takes years of training and practicing.