In 2005 a group was formed with a strong mission in mind. The mission was to educate real life safe boating practices to the residents of Second Life. And since this group formed, it has grown exponentially. And now in its twelfth year of service to the SL grid, it has become one of the largest, and most active groups of maritime safety of its kind. But, this was a journey that only the persistent and brave could endure.
The SL Coast Guard has endured and gone farther than the founder had ever expected. The members of the group come from all over the globe, and from all walks of life. This is a group entirely based on Volunteers who like mindedly share the mission to educate real life boating safety. The stations and substations are located throughout the continents of the main lands of Second Life, and groups of regions that contain large expanses of open waters.
The SL Coast Guard has been active since the inception of the group. The group has evolved to doing more than just boating. They employ eight, both fixed and rotor, aircraft as well as having over eight watercraft from motor powered to sailing craft. Every member is thoroughly trained on the operation of the vessels they use on patrols. Along with boating and aviation training, their members also may take up dive, search and rescue, medical, leadership,and honor guard training.
On February 4, 2017 at Noon SLT, the SL Coast Guard would like to thank the residents of Second Life for their participation in keeping their mission going. They would like to formally invite you to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the years of their involvement in the open waters Linden Labs opened up for all to enjoy. The dress attire is formal.
Please don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime event. This is not just a history of the SL Coast Guard, but a history of us, the residents within Second Life. Speakers to include: Sanstrom Laxness, Tig Spijkers, and RJ Kikuchiyo. And presentations of retirement to their retired Admirals and staff will be given out.
The museum is packed with a history of each of the stations, vessels both air and sea, and people involved in their journey. But, none of this could not have happened if people of Second Life weren’t out on the waters, or in the air. Along with the rich history the SL Coast Guard has forged, they have been able to create relationships with various landowners, and have been involved with other groups who share similar visions.