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Morning Glory

Peter A. Mello

Camera: Sony ILCE-6000

Shutter speed: 1/1,600 second

Lens focal length: 210mm

Aperture: f/6.3

ISO: 100

Location: Ned's Point Light, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts

March 2015 issue



The Coast Guard reported a surge of illegal migration attempts into the United States in response to the Obama administration’s executive action to normalize relations with Cuba late last year. Fearing the end of the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy, 96 Cubans were interdicted during seven events in the Florida Straits in the first five days of the new year.

March 2015 issue


Historic schooner gets the go-ahead for restoration

The Ernestina-Morrissey will undergo a $6 million restoration at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in Maine.

When Julius Britto spoke at the schooner Ernestina-Morrissey’s restoration celebration at the New Bedford (Massachusetts) Whaling Museum late last year, it was the fulfillment of a commitment he had made 40 years ago to keep reminding Americans of their historic ties to Cape Verde.



Seamanship Quiz - February 2015

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute




Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who in 1969 became the first person to sail single-handed and non-stop around the globe, finished third in the recent Route du Rhum, a 3,542-mile solo trans-Atlantic race from France to Guadeloupe. The 75-year-old has vowed to return for the next race, in 2018, with a smaller boat than his 14-year-old Open 60, aptly named Grey Power.

February 2015 issue


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