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The Boatswain’s Pipe

Traditions and Origins of the Boatswain’s Pipe The Boatswain’s Pipe harkens back to the one of the oldest traditions in naval history.  The Pipe’s origins may have been in the Fifth Century, BC in the Grecian Navy.  In...

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Emergency Radio Procedure

It’s another week night, another meeting, and that means you need another program.  If you’re having difficulty coming up with a program to teach, a classic (not nearly as overdone as knots, but just as useful) is Emergency...

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Code Flags

Picture this: You’re out on your boat and the engine stops.  You call the Coast Guard, and they ask you how to spell your boat’s name phonetically.  Or say you’re hailing another vessel, and they ask you to spell your boat’s...

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