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Extremely competitive but always a good seaman

Brown (right) participates in the presentation of the War Baby Trophy - donated by Brown and named for his yacht - after the 2012 Bermuda Race. Also pictured are Bermudian governor George Fergusson (far left) and Jon Brewin, commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.Some men forge lives worthy of a Hollywood movie, with twists of fate, grand adventures and great accomplishments, punctuated by moments of peril. They leave an indelible mark on their corner of the world.

Such was the life of Warren Brown.



Seamanship Quiz - March 2015

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




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.



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