Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Moriches Coast Guard Station, NY
The US Coast Guard Station East Moriches is located at the east side of the entrance to Tuthill Cove (known locally as West Cove). East Moriches is on the north side of the cove.
East Moriches became known internationally on July 17, 1996, when TWA Flight 800 exploded 8 miles off the coast and fell into the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard Station, East Moriches, was used by emergency responders, and was the site where the bodies were initially prepared for transport. A helipad was constructed at the station, and the media located their equipment and crews there for breaking news. Today there are parks in Smith Point and Center Moriches on Long Island dedicated to those who died in the crash, and a plaque bearing their names.
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