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The Ensign

The U.S. Coast Guard 3-masted barque Eagle sails the open sea on a clear day

Sailing on Eagle

More than 2 years after being contacted about a berth aboard the U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle, I was excited to receive word from the ship’s executive officer, Lt. Cmdr. Michael Glander, that my voyage would finally begin. I would embark as a guest rider at Mazatlán, Mexico,on 14 May 2008 and disembark in San Diego on 24 May.more »

this issue:

Snubber’s harbor cruise

As my husband, Peter, and I looked around Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, we noticed our neighbors from C-gull Seeker taking their dinghy for a … more »

The Ensign writer snags top award again

For the second time in 4 years, writer Marlin Bree has won the top Boating Writers International award for a feature article published in … more »

Postgraduate Engine Maintenance

After completing the 2 USPS Engine Maintenance modules in late May, I commissioned my 36-foot cruiser, ready to enjoy the boating season.more »

Members cross Pacific to show support

On 1 April, my husband, Ken, and I flew 11 hours from Los Angeles to Japan’s Narita International Airport to attend Tokyo Sail & Power Squadron’s Change of Watch. As members of District 13’s Costa de Oro Power Squadron, we wanted to … more »

CG stats point to need for boater education

USPS boating course graduates have fewer accidents and fatalities than other boaters, according to the latest U.S. Coast Guard boating accident statistics . Pointing to the importance of boating safety courses, the 2007 statistics also … more »

NOaa Survey needs your input

Nautical chart provider OceanGrafix is conducting an online survey to assess recreational boaters’ awareness of the importance of updating NOAA charts and would like your input. Take the survey here. Results will be made available at a later date.