Coast Guard station sheboygan

Ninth District

209 Pennsylvania Ave, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081

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ABOUT

Coast Guard Station Sheboygan’s missions include Search and Rescue, Maritime Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Ice Rescue, Recreational Boating Safety, Military Readiness, and Environmental Response. Station Sheboygan’s area of responsibility is in Lake Michigan from south of Manitowoc to south of Port Washington and the Lake Winnebago system, including the upper and lower Fox Rivers. During the summer, this Station participates in many community activities. During the winter, training on the ice is conducted every day for at least two hours. Some of the jobs at CG Station Sheboygan include Watchstander, Crew Member, and Boarding Team Member.

Established in 1876, Life Saving Station Sheboygan began its service on the south side of the Sheboygan River; in 1890, a new facility was constructed at the entrance to the harbor on the north side of the river. In November 2006, a new 2400 sq ft building was added for berthing and training purposes.

 

Download the Unit Overview sheet and the Unit Information sheet to find out more about Station Sheboygan.

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ARRIVAL

Personnel should notify unit prior to arrival. Reporting hours are between 0800 and 1600.

 

Directions from the nearest highway:

 

From I-43, take Hwy 23 east, which turns into Kohler Memorial Drive. Then, take a right onto 14th St. to Pennsylvania Ave. and take a left. Station Sheboygan is on the right at the end of Pennsylvania Ave. at the waterfront.

Milwaukee is about 59 miles or an hour drive south along the I-43 ; Green Bay is about 60 miles north of Sheboygan. There are two international airports within about an hour of Sheboygan by car. The Austin-Straubel International Airport in Green Bay is about 66 miles away; the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee is about 60 miles away.

 

Shoreline Metro offers bus routes in the Sheboygan Metro Area.

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 (4K), 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.

 

 

Sheboygan is served by the Sheboygan Area School District. There are thirteen elementary schools, five middle schools and five high schools within this district. Early education opportunities are also available, including two charter schools (4K-8):  Lake Country Academy and Sheboygan Leadership Academy.

 

 

The Kohler School District offers three schools: the Kohler Elementary School (4K-5), the Kohler Middle School (6-8), and the Kohler High School (9-12).

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 

 
 
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.

 

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

 

Sheboygan County, Wisconsin


Division of Child & Family Services (920) 459-6418


Health & Human Services (920) 459-3207


Humane Society of Sheboygan County (920) 458-2012


Sheriff’s Department (920) 459-3111


Mead Public Library (920) 459-3400

Quarterdeck (920) 452-0346

Housing

Government housing is not available in this area. All Station personnel, married or single, receive a Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and live on the economy when they report to the Station, unless assigned to government housing. Local apartments are available for rent in the area.

Wilson Park
3.2 miles from CG Station Sheboygan

Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, this family-friendly neighborhood offers plenty of amenities.

Kohler Village
2.4 miles from CG Station Sheboygan

Kohler is a popular area within Sheboygan County that offers many amenities and great schools.

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Community

June, July and August are the most pleasant months in Sheboygan, although some days can be hot and muggy. The average temperature during the summer months is usually over 70° F. January and February are the coldest months of the year, but the winter season can last more than 3 months. The average high is just below 38° F during the winter months. Sheboygan receives approximately 33 inches of rainfall and 44 inches of snow each year. On average, there are about 188 sunny days per year in Sheboygan.

The overall cost of living index for the city of Sheboygan, WI is 88, which is 8% lower than the Wisconsin average, and 12% lower than the U.S. average. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another.

 

The median home price is $108,700, which is 35% lower than the Wisconsin average.

Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, the City of Sheboygan is known as the “Spirit on the Lake”. This beautiful coastal community offers all kinds of activities, including fishing, sailing, swimming, surfing, picnicking, shopping, bicycling, dining and seasonal recreational activities. Sheboygan is a medium-sized city with a population of about 48,000 residents.

 

There are many family-friendly things to do in Sheboygan. The Above & Beyond Children’s Museum offers many different exhibits and activities aimed at providing children an opportunity to play and learn through exploration and discovery. The beaches offer all kinds of recreational activities for families, including camping, swimming and kayaking.

 

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center offers free admission and features a number of unique rotating collections and exhibits. Spaceport Sheboygan is a non-profit science education facility with hands-on activities for all ages. As you drive along Interstate 43 in Sheboygan, you will not be able to miss the largest flagpole in the United States, which stands 400 feet tall.

 

Sheboygan’s greatest asset is Lake Michigan, which offers miles of beautiful beaches. There are also a number of parks in the area, including lakeside parks, inland parks, dog parks and water parks. In addition, there are two popular bike trails: the Old Plank Road Trail and the Interurban Trail.

 

Throughout the year, Sheboygan hosts a number of different events and festivals. Enjoy the Sheboygan County Fair summer concerts or the many different Farmer’s Markets offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Sheboygan County Fair is held every year during the summer and offers all kinds of fun, family-friendly activities.

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