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Sea Scouts Team Up for River Fest

Scouts from Sea Scout Ship 212 and Ship 7916 teamed up to post the color guard and perform the flag raising at the opening ceremony of Quantico Yacht Club‘s first annual Potomac River Festival on May 2nd. Ship 212, RUNNER, … Continue reading

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“What if we hit the bridge?”

Five years ago today, an accident occurred that etched itself indelibly in my mind and changed my life for the following 16 months. On August 7, 2009, at approximately 9:50 AM, the regional Sea Scout Training Vessel (SSTV) der PeLiKan, … Continue reading

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“So, therrrre I wuzzzzz…” a story about sea stories

The story┬ábegins almost four years ago, while I was enjoying my first 1,000 miles of sailing aboard the beautiful schooner LIBERTY CLIPPER. A young deckhand aboard,┬ánamed Alex, told me that all good sea stories must begin with a very salty … Continue reading

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Flashback

Searching through some old emails, I came across one I had sent on Aug. 21, 2009, to report on the condition of the regional Sea Scout Training Vessel DER PELIKAN, which had an unfortunate encounter with the Kent Narrows Bridge … Continue reading

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9/12

Yesterday was 9/12, the day that Benjamin Wheeler was born. He would have been seven years old, had he lived that long. Had he not been gunned down, along with 19 other children and six adults, in the mass murder … Continue reading

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Sea Scouts christen boat in memory of Sandy Hook boys

A blanket of soft gray clouds hung low along the Potomac River recently matching the somber mood as Prince William County Scouts and Sea Scouters and beyond gathered to christen a boat in memory of the two Tiger Cub Scouts … Continue reading

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Sailing with Sea Nanners

Some of my friends have recently asked why I am still involved with Sea Scouts, even though I officially retired from the skipper (unit leader) position some time ago. I stay involved because of the Sea Nanners. Though it has … Continue reading

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A skipper’s nightmare

I spent the past four days aboard the Sea Scout Training Vessel┬áder PeLiKan, the Morgan 46 ketch that serves as the centerpiece of the Chesapeake Flotilla’s training program. Our crew consisted of Commodore Doug Yeckley and two of his scouts … Continue reading

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A Skipper’s Nightmare

I spent the past four days aboard the Sea Scout Training Vessel der PeLiKan, the Morgan 46 ketch that serves as the centerpiece of the Chesapeake Flotilla’s training program. Our crew consisted of Commodore Doug Yeckley and two of his … Continue reading

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The ugly man

Yesterday afternoon I chose to do something I had not done before. I felt rude, but chose this action because it was less rude than my initial reaction. The man was touring the Lightship Chesapeake during the work day I … Continue reading

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