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Commemoration of Winter Harbor Navy Base Closure
June 30 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
There will be a 20-year commemoration of the actual Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Winter Harbor Navy base closure date on Thursday, June 30.
The flag raised that morning will be the actual flag that flew over the base on the last day of its operation. The public will be invited to both the flag-raising 0800 (8:00 a.m.) and flag-lowering 2020 (8:20 p.m.) ceremonies.
The Navy base closed its doors on June 30, 2002, after 67 years of dedicated service and devotion to the surrounding communities, the National Park Service and the U.S. Navy.
The Navy’s presence in the area was earlier established by the Otter Cliffs Radio Station from 1917 to 1935. Radio Station Winter Harbor existed in various forms from 1935 to 2002. The latest was NSGA Winter Harbor, which was established on June 9, 1958, and disestablished then closed on June 30, 2002.
On July 1, 2002, the base was transferred to the National Park Service. The former NSGA base has now been transformed into the Schoodic Institute (formerly Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC), a research and training center for the National Park Service.
- June 30
8:00 am - 8:30 am
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