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Auxiliarists filled 112 positions during the five days of ship tour duties when over 32,000 visitors came to take a look at the ships tied up to the quay wall. It was an all hands effort when Auxiliarists participated in two parades, driving duties, crowd control, Coastie operations, Kid’s day events, 5K run, and on the water safety patrols. All in all, it was a successful celebration and many kudos go out to all the Auxiliarists who helped make it a time to remember by the crews and staff of the United States Coast Guard. Next year the Auxiliary will once again be “Semper Paratus!“ Ralph Fairbanks, USCG Aux Ralph Fairbanks, USCG Aux TOP: Admiral Zukunft, Commandant of the Coast Guard, is piped aboard the USCGC Mackinaw followed by Mr. Jeffery Hutchinson, Canadian Coast Guard commissioner and other guests. ABOVE LEFT and RIGHT: Good food was not in short supply as Auxiliarist Randy Rottschafer and his wife Dee (left), prepare the smoker for Randy’s famous barbeque pork sandwiches, and Auxiliarists Gayle and Joe Sedlock (right) performed Food Service duties aboard the USCGC Mackinaw during Admiral Zukunft’s visit for the U.S. / Canadian Summit on the environment and commerce. OR express 23