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Seamanship Quiz - August 2014

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



Helping hand

A 53-foot sportfisherman ran aground this spring and began taking on water off Disappearing Island in Ponce Inlet, Fla. The seven people on board were taken off the boat by a salvage crew and the Coast Guard.

August 2014 issue


Deep draft

Photo by Michael Cevoli

Camera: Canon EOS-7D

Shutter speed: 1/40 second

Lens focal length: 24mm

Aperture: f/4.5

ISO: 1,250

August 2014 issue


Morning commute

Photo by Onne van der Wal

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X

Shutter speed: 1/1,600 second

Lens focal length: 210mm

Aperture: f/6.3

ISO: 400

August 2014 issue


Talkin' boats with Bob Bourdeau President and owner of Eastern Boats

Easterns are 'old school' built, using hand-laid, open-mold construction

Bob BourdeauBob Bourdeau has a photo of his five grandchildren clad in their orange Grundens foul weather gear. Like Bourdeau, his gaggle of grandkids — all boys — love lobstering.

“I run a 31-foot Eastern,” says Bourdeau, 57, the president and owner of Eastern Boats, who bought the Milton, New Hampshire, company from founder Carmen Carbone in 1993.



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