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Better late than never

betterlate1New marine sanctuaries are a good start

If you follow environmental news, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by reports about the damage and stresses we humans put on the world’s oceans. The past 10 years, however, have also seen some bold initiatives by governments and conservation groups to preserve and protect the ocean’s bounty.

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A new center console from Cobia

cobiaThe Maverick Boat Co. created the Cobia 277CC around a specific goal. “Deliver big-water performance and features in a manageable package,” says director of marketing Charlie Johnson. “It has seating for up to 10 and real creature comforts, but it still is a tournament-capable fishing boat. Conversion to and from a family boat to a serious fishing boat is easy and without sacrifices.”

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Leap of faith

A crewmember from the 85-foot schooner Liana’s Ransom took it upon himself to jump to a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat in a spring storm 58 miles off Gloucester, Massachusetts. The captain issued a mayday when the tall ship, en route from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean, had engine problems and the sails wrapped around the mast in 10-foot seas and 30-knot winds. (The image is from a Coast Guard video.)

June 2015 issue

   

Raising a glass to Sea Tow’s Joe Frohnhoefer

Capt. Joseph Frohnhoefer Jr. founded Sea Tow Services International in 1983.His passion for the water and good Samaritan’s spirit led him to help countless boaters out of trouble, and they remained a source of pride until his final days. “If you asked him what the best moments in his life were, besides getting married and having kids, he’d say it was a day he saved someone’s life,” Joseph Frohnhoefer III says of his father.

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Seamanship Quiz - June 2015

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

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