Coast Guard Station Chatham Receives New Crew Lounge

Posted on July 20, 2016

Coast Guard Station Chatham, located on the elbow of Cape Cod, is a multi-mission surf station, standing ready to respond to all maritime emergencies, including search and rescue.

The Coast Guard Foundation took up the cause to remodel and upgrade its crew lounge in 2015; and through the generosity of the Jack Sebastian family and friends, that dream became a reality this year.

A note in the local paper over the 2015 July 4 holiday caught his eye; Jack’s father Gene Sebastian served in the Coast Guard in the 1940s and he’d long heard stories of his service and the impact those experiences had on his father’s life.

Jack saw the needs in Chatham as an opportunity to honor his father’s Coast Guard career and show his support for the service that meant so much to his father. By the time the gift was made, Gene Sebastian’s health was suffering and he passed away in August. Gifts made to the Coast Guard Foundation in tribute to Gene upon his passing were used to enhance the fitness areas and crew lounges of Station Provincetown and Station Cape Cod Canal.