aids to navigation team two rivers

13 East St. Two Rivers, Wisconsin 54241

Coast Guard Anchors

ABOUT

Aids to Navigation Team Two Rivers, a part of the 9th Coast Guard District, includes 10 knowledgeable and efficient team crew members, who serve from the Indiana State Line to Escanaba and the entire Western shore of Lake Michigan; each crew member is mindful of and understands the dangers of the weather conditions that can change quickly on the Great Lakes. In addition, the highly skilled personnel are trained to perform routine maintenance on the tall towers and structures (sometimes up to 100 feet), including lighthouses located in the area.

Regular maintenance and inspection of all of the area’s assets are performed by the highly trained Petty Officers, Firemen and Seamen, who are considered the backbone of unit operations. Their continued dedication and expertise keep the Coast Guards boats Fully Mission Capable and provide safety and protection for those living in the area.

 

Located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin on the western shores of Lake Michigan, Aids to Navigation Team Two Rivers is about a 1.5 hr drive from Milwaukee and is about an hour south of Green Bay. Nicknamed, “The Coolest Spot in Wisconsin”, Two Rivers is located in Manitowoc County and has a population of about just over 11,000 residents. Two Rivers derives its name from the East Twin River and the West Twin River, which both meet within the city less than a mile from Lake Michigan.

 

 

The U.S. Life Saving Service came to Two Rivers, WI in 1880. In 1908, the life-saving station was moved to its current location after the first keeper of the station, Oliver Pilon, died of pneumonia after participating in a daring rescue in the area. During the 1940s, this station was used as a boot camp, then later closed until 1987 when the building was renovated. In the summer of 2016, the ATN Two Rivers was officially commissioned, allowing the Coast Guard to better staff, train and equip boats and crews serving in the area.

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ARRIVAL

Two Rivers can be easily accessed by car off Interstate 43, which connects Green Bay and Milwaukee. The Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) is located about 36 miles northwest of Two Rivers and is about a 50-minute drive.

 

The Mitchell International Airport (MKE) located in Milwaukee, WI is located about 98 miles south of Two Rivers and is about a 1.5 hr. drive north along Interstate 43.

 

Station Two Rivers is located 3 blocks away from the main road, Washington Street, in Two Rivers.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
Wisconsin State Statutes (118.14(1)(a)) specify that children are eligible for kindergarten based on their age. To be eligible for 4-year old kindergarten, a child must be 4 by September 1 of the school year. To be eligible for 5-year old kindergarten, a child must be 5 by September 1 of the school year. Placement is not based on a child’s ability, but rather will be determined by age. Compulsory school age in Wisconsin is 6 years, so legally, parents do not have to enroll their 5-year old in kindergarten. However, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction encourages parents to send their children to kindergarten when they are age-eligible. The Two Rivers Public School District proudly serves the Lakeshore community, offering public education to students pre-k through 12th grade. The L.B. Clarke Middle school was named after Charlton Heston’s father-in-law. Some students in the area attend nearby schools in the nearby city of Manitowoc within the Manitowoc School District. Other educational opportunities are available through private schools located in the area: Two Rivers High School (9-12) L.B. Clarke Middle School (5-8) Koenig Elementary School (Pre-K-4) J.F. Magee Elementary School (Pre-K-4)
St. John’s Lutheran (WELS) (Pre-K-8)
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Child Care Aware: Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Department of Health (920) 683-4155 The mission of the Manitowoc County Department of Health is to protect and promote the health of the citizens within the community.
Manitowoc County Child Support Agency (920) 683-5194 The mission of the Manitowoc County Child Support Agency is to maximize the well-being of children and families dependent upon parental support. The team is dedicated to providing services in a respectful manner that is compliant with all State and Federal laws, regulations and policies.
Manitowoc County Human Services (920) 683-4230 The mission of the Manitowoc County Human Services Department is to promote a healthy community by providing services that strengthen and empower individuals and families.
Lakeshore Humane Society (920) 684-5401
Local Law Enforcement (920) 683-4200

Base Operator (920) 793-2260

 

Housing

On base housing is not available at Air to Navigation Team Two Rivers.

Sandy Bay Highlands
1.9 miles from ATN Team Two Rivers

This welcoming newly created subdivision is nestled on a scenic hill on the east side of Two Rivers and is only 1 mile from the local high school, which opened in 2002.

Forest Glen Apartments
2.6 miles from ATN Team Two Rivers

These well-maintained units are located in a quiet Northwest Two Rivers neighborhood.  One- and two-bedroom apartments are available with on-site parking and plenty of storage space.

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Community

Located between two rivers, as its name suggests, Two Rivers lies within the humid continental climate zone. As a result, the city has more moderate temperatures and lesser extremes throughout the year when compared to other more inland cities in the area. The influence of Lake Michigan brings warmer Septembers and cooler Marches than the rest of the state.Snowfall and the icing of the river during the winter months allow for a number of winter recreational activities, including snowmobiling, sledding, skiing, and ice fishing.


The average high temperature in July is 80° F, while the average high for January is 27° F. August, July and June are the most pleasant months, according to the local residents; January and February are the coldest and least comfortable months.

Two Rivers is ranked #341 in Wisconsin in terms of livability and ranks better than 60% when compared to other cities in the area. Living in Two Rivers is 16% less expensive than the US average and the median home value is $95,000, which is 48% lower than the US average. The cost of living index in Two Rivers is 84, which is 13% lower than the average in Wisconsin, and 16% lower than the national average.

Home to several historic attractions and scenic parks, there are many things to do in Two Rivers and in its neighboring cities. Two Rivers is about a 15-minute drive to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, along the beautiful shoreline of the western side of Lake Michigan and about a 50-minute drive to Green Bay. However, you don’t need to leave the city limits to enjoy the many scenic and historic attractions found right inside the quaint city of Two Rivers. 

 

Visit the Point Beach Energy Education Center in Two Rivers and learn about nuclear energy and the different ways energy is made. This is a popular site for school tours and field trips during the school year. Another favorite attraction is the Rogers Street Fishing Village and Museum, located on Jackson Street. This museum is devoted to the history of the Great Lakes and celebrates over 175 years of history, including an 1886 lighthouse, shipwreck artifacts and beautiful pieces of art.

 

Visit any of the three historic lighthouses along the western shore of Lake Michigan, including the North Pier Lighthouse, which was rebuilt in 1928. Learn about the history of Two Rivers by visiting the Washington House Museum and Visitor Center, which was originally built in the 1850s as a hotel for immigrants coming from Europe. Enjoy the 16 different sundae flavors offered at the replica of Ed Berners’ Ice Cream Parlor, where the ice cream sundae was invented!

 

Enjoy the outdoors with the many different bike trails, including the Mariners Trail, which is a six-mile paved trail that connects Two Rivers with Manitowoc along the beautiful western shore of Lake Michigan. Camping sites are available along the coast, along with many different fishing locations and charter services.

 

The Lester Public Library, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, is open Monday through Saturday and is accessible 24/7 through their public website.

 

Local gift shops, grocery stores, pharmacies, automobile services and more are conveniently located within Two Rivers. More shops and services are available in Manitowoc, a short 15-minute drive south, along the shoreline.

 

Other popular attractions include:  Nashotah beach, Rawley’s Point Recreation Trail, and Point Beach State Park.

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