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SUMM ER, 1977

The Navigator
National Publication
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
NACO J . Kevin Mitchell
NAVCO n-. Robert J . Horton
NARCO-E Lloyd Furber
NAHCO-C Theodore J ohnson
NARCO-\v Aime R. Bernard
NTPCO Anderson A. Cordill
Mary Ruth Bird, Editor
P.O. Box187
Buford, Georgia 30518
Phone: Area 404 . 945-8833
COVER: The cover shows the Facility decal and op-
erational wreath as it will look in 1978and every year
thereafter except for the date change. This was first
unveiled at the Spring National Conference.
Please make the following changes in your copy of
The National Program.
Section V; (Organizational Chart) Add "S" unde-
Department of Supply and "T" under Department ,
Member Training.
Section X; Page 1DIRAUX, 2nd (NR), Change FTS
to 725-3414.
Section X; Page 1 DIRAUX (2nd (SR), Change
Comm. to615/2515724.
Section X; Page 2 ASSTDIRAUX (Detached), 3rd
(NR): Comm. No. is 518/370-4323 and FTS to5632357.
Section X; Page 3 DIRAUX, 13th: FTS should be
Section X; Page 3 DIRAUX, 17th: FTS should be
Section XV; Page 3 William Allgair (RCO7): (B)
Section XVI; Page 5 2nd (NR): Change to Robert
Claeson, 2244 Sierra Drive, White Bear Lake, MN
55110, (H) 612/4295185 (B) 61214823146. (Delete
Section XVI; Page 87th: Change toJ ames W. Storey,
P. O. Box 38051, Capitol Hill Station, Atlanta, GA.
30034; (H) 404/9395800; (B) 404/6565450. (Delete
Section XVI; Page 82nd (NR) Change Schroeder to
Dr. J erome Borgen, 1625 10th St., Minot, ND 58701;
(H) 7011838-8036, (B) 701/8397107.
Section XVI; Page 1511th: Change Mitchell toBrian
Masters, 25701 San J uan Capistrano, CA. 92657 (H)
714/4939474 (B) 71417527000.
Nation al P u b ic ation A w ard s
There was agoodresponse tothe National Award for
the best Flotilla Newsletter.
The following newsletters were entered in compe-
District 1, "FLAG" FL 901, Springfield, MA.
District 2ER, "BILGE PUMP", FL. 51, Cincinnati, OH.
District 2WR, "WITH GUSTO" FL 15-5, Ft. Smith, AR.
District 3NR, "UP SCOPE", FL 109, Edgewater, N.J .
District3 SR, "DOCKLINE 79"Fl. 79,Forked River, N.J .
District 7, "THE CHANNEL MARKER" FL 111,
Clearwater, Fla.
District 9CR, "THE BEACON" Fl. 1219, Ann Arbor,
District 9 WR, "THE PILOT" FL 38, Chicago, ILL.
District 11, "BILGE BLURB" Fl. 68, Long Beach, CA.
District 12, "BUOY 42" FL 42, Sunnyvale, CA.
District 13, "PROP WATCH" FL 33, Seattle, Wash.
The judges studied each set of newsletters complete-
ly and unanimously selected The Channel Marker,
Flotilla 111, Clearwater, Fla., District 7 winner. Dot
Schneider is the Editor.
The District Magazines entered In the National
publication award are as follows:
District 2SR, "THE TIDE" Dorothy M. Byrn, DSOPB
District 2 WR, "WESTERN ECHO", Peter Mueller,
District 5, "THE BLINKER", J ohn Schueler, DSOPB
District 7 "THE BREEZE", Mary Evans, DSOPB
District 9 CR, "THE PORT OF MICHIGAN", Harold
B. Sturm, DSOPH.
District 12"WHISTLING BUOY", J ane Lester, DSOPB
District 13, "BUOY THIRTEEN" Ronald C. Baker,
District 14, "TRADE WINDS" J une Bernard, DSOPB
The judges selected the Whistling Buoy District
12, J ane Lester, Editor as best in class of 6 or more
editions ayear. The under 6editions selected as best
was The Breeze, District 7, Mary Evans, Editor.
The judges were Betty Potts; DVCED, Bob Le-
Blonde, DCP, Sally Oberst, DVCAA and Mary Ruth
Bird, DVCAP.
Fromthe Brid ge
J . Kevin Mitchell
We have just completed another National Spring
Con feren c e in w hic h man y items c on c ern in g eac h of
u s as in d ivid u al A u xil iaris ts w ere d is c u s s ed . A s you
kn ow , w e, you r d epartmen t of memb er train in g, have
been working on the Flotilla Elected Officers Guide.
Therough draft was presented toyour District Commo-
d ore for his c ommen ts . A s s oon as w e have c ol l ec ted
thes e review s w e w il l b e in a pos ition to make w hat-
ever c han ges d eemed n ec es s ary an d forw ard the man u -
script toheadquarters for printing. I personally think
that this manual is oneof the finest that Member Train-
ing has ever produced, and it should beof great benefit
toall Flotillas.
Youhave aright tobe proud of each of your District
Commod ores . They mad e major c on trib u tion s to pro-
grams that will be of benefit to all of us. I would like
to say to each of them "thanks for a job well done".
Weare going into afull "Area Working Concept" start-
ing in the Spring of 1978. This should allow you as
an A u xil iaris t a mu c h greater c han c e to partic ipate in
a "Nation al A rea Con feren c e" d u e to the fac t that eac h
of the three areas w il l hol d it's ow n c on feren c e.
I must say that the s u c c es s of the c on feren c e w as d u e,
al s o, to the fac t that eac h pers on in atten d an c e contrib-
uted to the conference by his or her participation.
With the knowledge gained we now turn to a more
vigorou s partic ipation in eac h of ou r c orn ers ton es .
Wehave ademanding schedule of events before us
and the success of this year's program will depend
uponenthusiasm coupled with dedication by each of us.
May I thank each of you for your support and I pledge
toyou my dedicated support tothe office I hold.
Do You J ust B el on g ?
Are you an active member, the kind that would be
mis s ed or are you ju s t c on ten ted that you r n ame is on
the list?
Doyouattend the meetings and mingle with theflock,
or d o you s tay at home an d c ritic is e an d kn oc k?
Do you ever go to vis it a memb er that is s ic k
or leave thework tojust afewand talk about the clique?
There's qu ite a program s c hed u l e that I'm s u re you 've
heard about and wewill all appreciate IT if you'll come
and help us out.
SUMMER, 1977
Robert L. Horton
The 1977Spring National Conference is nowhistory.
It may well bethe last oneof it's kind for the Auxiliary.
I'msure, by now, that the action taken by your National
Board regard in g the three-area c on c ept has mad e it's
way downthecommunication chain tothe flotilla level.
Providing the Commandant Approves the plan-
n in g an d fin al rec ommen d ation s to impl emen t
the c on c ept in it's en tirety. The meetin gs of the
members of theNational Board and Staff, together with
the other interested Auxiliarists and guests will be a
n ew ven tu re for al l of u s . The area meetin gs s hou l d
prove to b e a total s u c c es s . Whether or n ot this s u c c es s
is established will depend not only on the District
Commod ores an d the Nation al Rear Commod ore of
eac h area, b u t c ertain l y u pon the s u pport an d attend-
an c e of a good majority of the area memb ers hip.
The capability of selecting acentral location within
the area should bring together more working-level
Auxiliarists. Presence of selected National Staff Of-
ficers, either requested by the NARCO or designated
by NACO to attend such area meetings, should prove
tobefruitful for those in attendance. It may well take
on e or tw o years to w ork ou t the min u te d etail s for the
area meetings, but the end result should provide abet-
ter working relationship for the Auxiliary.
The proposed annual meeting of the National Board
and Staff together with others attending, planned at
present to be held each September, should meld the
id eas , rec ommen d ation s , an d s u gges tion s from eac h
area in to an overal l projec tion for b ettermen t of the
A u xil iary n ation w id e.
So come to meetings often and help with hand and
heart, don't bejust amember, dig in, and doyour part.
Think this over brother, you know right from wrong,
are you an ac tive memb er or d o you ju s t b el on g?
A n on ymou s
contributed by
R. L. Platt, Capt. USCG
AUGUST 5, 1977
Theodore D. J ohnson
My first National Conference as your NARCO-C
w as mos t rew ard in g. I w as prou d of ou r Departmen t
Chiefs and their staffs as they presented their plans and
programs for 1977and the future. It was apleasure to
work with the dedicated District Commodores, not only
from the Central Area but the total board.
We moved through our agenda, setting up the pro-
cedure for the handling of the area conferences that
will replace our spring National for 1978. The Central
area meeting will be in Indianapolis at the Sheraton
Motor Inn onApril 14and 15th, 1978.
The staff programs and planning I have seen at the
Spring District Conference assures me that 1977will
be an outstanding year. Our staff people at all levels
are d oin g ou ts tan d in g job s an d if you are a Fl otil l a
Comman d er or a Captain an d tryin g to d o everythin g
you rs el f you are mis s in g the b oat! In vol ve you r peopl e
and your programs will be outstanding!
Mycongratulations tothe Eighth District onwinning
the National Commodore's Award and two NAVCO
c orn er s ton e aw ard s . This w as a tremen d ou s ac c om-
pl is hmen t b y Commod ore Herz, his s taff an d memb er-
Wealso had awinner inthe Central Area. The Ninth
Eastern won the NAVCO Cornerstone Award for
Cou rtes y Motorb oat Examin ation an d d es erve the ac -
colades of all for this outstanding performance.
The National Conference is atiroe of renewed friend-
ships, pleasant fellowship and I thank all of youthat at-
ten d ed for makin g this Con feren c e a very memorab l e
on e for me.
B ook Rev i ew
Wein the Coast Guard family take great pride in our
trad ition s ; partic u l arl y thos e of protec tin g an d pre-
s ervin g the l ives , l imb s , property an d en viron men t of
ou r fel l ow A meric an s . A n d w hil e trad ition s have their
roots inhistory, the press of our daily tasks has not per-
mitted us tospend much of our time recording the past
efforts of the Coast Guard in other than official reports
an d an n u al tab l es of s tatis tic s . To a very l arge exten t,
the role of historian has fallen upon individual Coast
Gu ard s men w ho have given of their ow n time an d
en ergies to res earc h an d to w rite of the even ts of the
pas t. In rec ogn ition ofthis w il l in gn es s . the Coas t Gu ard
has offered its encouragement and has, from time to
time, published historic material prepared by these
Lloyd Furber
At the risk of interferring with our DVC-PC, I would
like to discuss the Academy Introduction Mission.
A IM. w hil e n ot a "c orn ers ton e" program, is d ifferen t-
it is u n u s u al an d w ith the exc eption of a "l ife s aved "
c an b e on e of ou r mos t s atis fyin g experien c es .
Consider that unlike Public Education, Courtesy
Motor Examin ation s or Operation s , n o s pec ial c ou rs es
are needed toqualify; n o s emin ars are requ ired to main -
tain qu al ific ation ; the on l y requ iremen t is a s in c ere
desire to work with young people and sufficient ambi-
tion to pu t that d es ire in to ac tion .
Many candidates that we send to the Academy,
though carefully selected, fail to gain admittance for
c ompetition is keen , how ever, the real job b egin s w hen
w e are s u c c es s fu l an d ou r A IM c an d id ate is offered ,
an d ac c epts , an appoin tmen t. This is w hen the Fl otil -
la or Division sponsoring the Cadet should keep in
touch. For example, I knowof one Flotilla who budgets
a small amount to be used to enroll their own special
Cadet (i.e., anAIM candidate who successfully applied
and entered the Academy) in one of the many "Food
of the Mon th Cl u b s " to en s u re them rec eivin g a pac k-
age eac h mon th.
When you have had, as I have, the opportunity to
attend several graduations of these special cadets,
thencomes that satisfying feeling of having really been
an integral part of something special. helping a
you n g pers on fin d their "goal in l ife" .it's great.
If youhave any doubts ask DVC-PC Paul Richardson.
vol u n teer au thors .
The bookentitled Surfboats, Rockets and Carronades
was written by an active duty Coast Guardsman, CDR
Robert F. Bennett. It is a well-researched, factual
ac c ou n t of the origin s of ou r Federal life-saving s tation s
during the middle part of the 19th Century. I commend
this book toyour library.
M.R. Bird
Anderson A. Cordill
I recently had the opportunity to review the initial
draft of the "Officers' Guide." It is extremely compre-
hensive. I sincerely hope every Commodore will have
had an opportunity toreview it at the Spring National
Con feren c e.
Every fl otil l a an d d ivis ion s pon s orin g ac tivities dur-
ing National Safe Boating Week should assure those
ac tivities are reported , in ac c ord an c e w ith NSBW
"HOW TO" guide previously distributed in 1975 and
1976, through channels toyour District Chairman and
inturntotheNational Branch Chief. Inyour report you
c an requ es t c ertific ates to rec ogn ize major c on trib u -
tion s (med ia an d c ommerc ial c on c ern s ) w ho aid ed in
the s u c c es s of you r l oc al programs .
My s in c ere apprec iation to thos e of you w ho in d ivid -
u al l y or throu gh you r u n its have mad e an d are c on tin u -
ing your contributions tothe Stonington Project.
Mycompliments tothose Courtesy Motorboat Exami-
ners and staff planners whose efforts in 1976raised
the n ation al average of examin ation s per examin er
to over 27. the highes t in d ivid u al average w e have a-
c hieved in this program.
Nowthat the boating season is in full swing, CMEs
an d operation s offer man y opportu n ities for program
participation. Many flotillas and divisions also plan
exten s ive fel l ow s hip ac tivities offerin g their memb ers
opportu n ities for on -the-w ater fel l ow s hip an d train in g.
We s in c erel y hope al l A u xil iaris ts have opportu n ities
to fu rther their b oatin g s kil l s , partic ipate in A u xil -
iary ac tivities an d to fl y the Bl u e En s ign in a man n er
refl ec tin g c red itab l y u pon ou r organ ization , an d eac h
of u s as in d ivid u al s . When you are u n d er w ay, u n d er
the Blue Ensign, you are the Auxiliary and the Coast
Gu ard 's repres en tative.
Beagood example.
Ponchatoula, Louisiana, The Strawberry Capital,
hold their annual Strawberry festival in April each
year. This year flotilla 411in Ponchatoula was host to
the Division 4 Board and Staff meeting.
Besides all of the strawberry short cake and just plain
strawberries that the members could eat they also
s hared in eatin g piec es of the w orl d s l arges t s traw b erry
pie. It was 15ft. 9 in. in diam, weighed 6
1ztons and
contained 96000strawberries.
SUMMER, 1977
Max E. Lawrence
A fewyears ago our Commandant, ADM Siler, pro-
posed that the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Reserve
and the Coast Guard Auxiliary is afamily - afamily
dedicated to achieving the same goal. A CG Family
al w ays read y to s erve the peopl e of this great l an d of
ou rs - n o matter the s ac rific e.
At the time such a proposal struck me as a "Well
Don e" an d as a "Come A b oard " to the A u xil iary from
the A d miral b ec au s e of ou r previou s 35 years of ever
increasing assisting the Coast Guard. Perhaps both a
than k you an d a requ es t to "s ign on " as a fu l l y ac c red it-
ed member of the crew/family. With such tho - in
either c rew or famil y - c omes n ot on l y ad d ition al
b en efits b u t al s o ad d ition al res pon s ib il ities .
At the past National Conference at San Antonio
(superbly hosted by the 8th District with the always
steady guidance of Gene Hearn, NACO Coordinator)
it became apparent to me that this Auxiliary has
become truly a member of the CG Family - with all
the b en efits an d res pon s ib il ities thereto.
Witn es s - el s ew here in this is s u e or b el ow :
1. Benefit - Anindepth report onCG Aux by along
ran ge pl an n in g b oard from Head qu arters .
Responsibility-Study, correlate and activate.
2_ Benefit - A few days of training/acclimatizing
prior to the Nation al Fal l Con feren c e at Lou is vil l e
for all new DIRAUX.
Res pon s ib il ity - A s s is t therein an d , as u s u al .
continue that training and help those DIRAUX as they
help us.
3. Benefit - Damage/liability coverage for opera-
tional facilities nomatter what typeof authorized patrol.
Responsibility - Pre-plan patrols by units and
c l aim n o more than ju s t amou n t.
4. Etc., etc. - such as the new Facility Decal with
CG slash thereon, the use by CG of AUX manuals for
training of CG personnel, the offer of AUX to CG to
as s is t fin an c ial l y in aw ard in g min iatu re med al s to
d es ervin g memb ers s o that s u c h mon ies may b e d ivert-
ed toAUX educational or operational fields, the possi-
ble involvement of AUX in pollution or 200 mile limit
patrol .
Space does not permit listing all of the benefits and
res pon s ib il ities evid en c ed at San A n ton io b u t ~ as
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w e in d ic ated in this c ol u mn a c ou pl e of is s u es ago -
Be prou d . Be P repared an d al w ays read y to s erve as
amember of our Coast Guard Family.
- Have you c on trib u ted in on e w ay or an other to
Stonington? There are so many ways - all of which
will benefit both you and our CG cadets (Foundation
Membership, NAPDIC Ties, "Eagle" prints, etc.) You'll
behearing further onthis fromboth Stonington Branch
Chief Bill Hartman and/or aPDCO of this Association.
With an extra effort, by buying those useable items
whose profit goes entirely toretire the mortgage on the
CG Cadet recreational area (Stonington), youcan from
this time forward assure the future officers of the
Coast Guard that weof the Auxiliary are, truly, mem-
bers of the Coast Guard Family.
Aw ard s P resen ted
at Sp ri n g Nati on al
Con f eren c e
The Nation al Commod ores aw ard for exc el l an c e in
the total program went to the 8th District Auxiliary.
The National Vice Commodores awards: (1) for ex-
cellence in operation to the 8th District Auxiliary.
(2) for excellence in Public Relations tothe 8th District
Auxiliary. (3) for excellence in Courtesy Motorboat
Examination to9th ER Auxiliary.
Division Growth Awards are as follows:
Percentage of
Dis tric t Divis ion Growth
1st 11 30%
1st 13 29%
2NR 1 47%
2NR 3 22%
2NR 8 34%
2SR 11 26%
3NR 5 24%
3NR 19 23%
3NR 20 24%
9CR 24 20%+
9CR 26 20%+
9CR 28 20%+
11 7 26%
12 3 29%
12 7 25%
12 10 26%
13 11 20%
14 1 21%
14 2 21%
17 2 33%
National Commodore's Award tooutstanding women
in the Auxiliary as suggested by their District Com-
mod ores :
District 1
Bambi L. Philbin, Viola W. Hodgdon, Virginia V.
District 2ER
Suzanne Gaugler, Doris L. Lester, Sylvia Smith.
District2 WR
Bobilea Howard, Edna Rose Aten, Inez Duggan.
District 2SR
Dorothy Stull, Sue Swope, Pat Stevens.
District 2NR
Gerrie Olson, Margaret Bennett, Doris Hoffman.
District 3SR
Adella Stolzer, Carole Clark, Rhoda Davis.
District 3NR
Carolyn Borden, Caryne Andrews, Gretchen Scifres.
District 5
Hilda M. Raleigh, Hazel G. Weisner, Colleen M.
District 9ER
Eileen Hill, Ethel A. Knopf, Phyllis Harth.
District 9WR
Loretta S. Graber, Impi Donohue, Gertrude Bruen-
in g.
District 11
Marjorie Ruffin, J une Shrednik, Alice Farano.
District 12
Marybelle Cool, Dorothy L. Fleisig, Rosaland M.
District 17
Hel en Bu rrow s , Bon n ie Kitc hen .
Ronald W. Brown-Plaque of Merit.
Elizabeth D. Anderson -Certificate of Operational Merit.
Ronald W. Burnette - Certificate of Operational Merit.
Doris Y. Burnette - Certificate of Operational Merit.
Edgar L. Thomas- Certificate of Operational Merit.
Donald L. Diamond - Certificate of Operational Merit.
William E. Ellsworth -Certificate of Operational Merit.
Walter Cowart-Certificate of Operational Merit.
Roger Lange, Sr. - Certificate of Administration Merit.
Rex Morton-Certificate of Operational Merit.
RADM David Lauth presented Coast Guard Certificates of Merit to 1976's EXCOMM. Anderson Cordill
received a Distinguished Public Service Award in January. NARCO Gus Marinello was not present at San
Antonio. Top left, then NA VCOJ. Kevin Mitchell receives his; top right NIPCO Harold Haney; lower left,
NARCO Robert Horton; lower right, NARCO Foster Montgomery. The gentleman presenting the award is the
Auxiliary's good friend, RADM David Lauth.
SUMMER. 1977
Was hin gton
By Headquarters Staff
Capt. MerrillK. Wood,USCG
Man y c ommen ts w ere heard at the rec en t A u xil iary
Sprin g Nation al Con feren c e in San A n ton io, Texas ,
that this w as on e of the s moothes t c on feren c es ever.
I agree.
This, I am sure, reflected the maturity of the Auxil-
iary towhich RADM David Lauth, Chief of the Office
of Boating Safety, referred when he addressed the
Conference's Saturday evening banquet. RADM
Lauth praised the Auxiliary for its outstanding per-
formance record in 1976and said the 878lives saved
by the Auxiliary made the difference between a dis-
astrous year and one inwhich the boating fatality fig-
u res w ere the l ow es t in tw el ve years . A s u mmary of
his s peec h is prin ted on an other page in this is s u e.
Captain Gilbert Kraine, Deputy Chief, Officeof Boat-
ing Safety, appeared before the conference Wednesday
to d is c u s s the ou tc ome of his s pec ial grou p's s tu d y on
the "Long Range Roleof the Coast Guard Auxiliary."
Representatives fromevery officechief inheadquarters
served on Captain Kraine's task force to determine
plans, premises, and goals for the Auxiliary of the
fu tu re. The report s u gges ted expan d ed mis s ion s for
A u xil iaris ts , fu rther train in g, an d , in gen eral , greater
s u pport for A u xil iary programs . By u til izin g A u xil iary
tal en t to meet ever-in c reas in g d eman d s on the Coas t
Guard, acloser working relationship will be establish-
ed between Auxiliarists and Coast Guard personnel.
It w il l open u p n ew aven u es of c ommu n ic ation b etw een
local Coast Guard units and Auxiliary flotillas.
At this conference I endeavored to make the Head-
qu arters pres en tation from this offic e es pec ial l y in-
formative. Webrought toSan Antonio LCDR J ames
Barth, of the head qu arters Tel ec ommu n ic ation s Man-
agemen t Divis ion , w ho s poke ab ou t Citizen 's Ban d
radio and the Coast Guard's continuing study of its
capabilities and short comings - what part, if any, it
may pl ay in fu tu re c ommu n ic ation s pl an s .
LCDR Thomas Miles, from the Office of Boating
Safety, described the Coast Guard's recent on-the-
w ater testing of various types of visual d is tres s s ign al s -
w hat res earc h an d d evel opmen t may reveal ab ou t the
fu tu re requ iremen t for vis u al d is tres s equ ipmen t on
pleasure boats.
New Gu id es an d n ew pu b l ic ed u c ation c ou rs es
w ere of s pec ial in teres t, as w ere A u xil iary train in g
opportu n ities .
The Auxiliary Towing Guide, now in the hands of
al l fac il ity ow n ers , has rec eived s u c h w id e ac c eptan c e
that it is being used by the Coast Guard in the Reserve
Boatswain Mate course at Yorktown and in the SAR
training programs in the 7th Coast Guard District.
By n ow the eagerl y aw aited n ew In s tru c tor's pack-
ageshould bein thehands of all Instructors. It includes
the Instructor's Manual, the Student Workbook, and
the Visual Aids Manual. For each Flotilla, Division,
and each member of the National MT and PE staff
there is al s o an In s tru c tor's Gu id e.
In ed u c ation w e are meetin g b oaters in c reas ed in-
teres t in s ail in g w ith a n ew , more expan s ive, 12l es s on
c ou rs e, "Sail in g an d Seaman s hip." It is at the prin ter
now and should be ready for Auxiliary classes early
in 1978.
TokeepAuxiliary public education right inthe chan-
nel, the "Boating Skills and Seamanship" 13-lesson
course is being updated and augmented with material
on trail erin g an d hypothermia. For ad van c ed Auxil-
iaris t train in g there w il l b e s everal s c hool s this s u mmer.
National SAR School Governor's 31J uly-
Island, NY 6Aug
Petaluma, CA 11-15J uly
Yorktown,VA 25-29J uly
Ft. Knox, KY 27Aug-2Sept
Petaluma,CA 18-22J uly
Instructors Workshop
Instructors Workshop
Instructors Workshop
Cou rtes y Examin er
Courtesy Examiner
Courtesy Examiner Ft. Knox, KY 27Aug-
Work-Shop 2Sept
A l l the In s tru c tors an d Cou rtes y Examin ers have
b een s en t in formation on the IT an d CE s c hool s . If you
are interested and eligible for any of these schools,
get your application inpost haste.
Yorktown,VA 1-5Aug
The Marine Dealer Visit IS working well. In most
d is tric ts w e are experien c in g great en thu s ias m. Eac h
A u xil iaris t vis itin g marin e d eal ers has a s pec ial MDV
packet which includes not only boating safety litera-
ture and hand-outs but helpful information on Coast
Guard contacts. Because of the technical, ever-chang-
in g n atu re of b oatin g s tan d ard s , for exampl e, A u xil ia-
rists should never get into that realm when talking
boating safety with dealers. Instead the MDV packet
information should be used to direct the dealer to the
au thorized Coas t Gu ard s tan d ard s repres en tative in
the district. This guidance and liaison, plus the oppor-
tunity to widen the circle of knowledgeable boaters,
is earn in g the Marin e Deal er Vis it Campaign a w arm
w el c ome.
I .
L o c a l Wa t e r
Saf ety Coun c i l s
The Local Water Safety Council kits, developed
through a Coast Guard grant to the National Water
Safety Congress, are being distributed now. The kit
describes the need for locally-oriented councils - and
gives hel pfu l poin ters on how they c an b e organ ized .
It offers guidance onc ommu n ity ac tivities an d programs
with which such aCouncil could and should rightfully
b ec ome in vol ved . Loc al A u xil iary u n its are the id eal
place for Councils to be spawned. Your support and
in vol vemen t w ith other l oc al s afety organ ization s
is strongly urged.
Aw ard s
A u xil iaris ts from al l over the c ou n try en joyed the
southern hospitality at the Conference, evenif the host
district, the Eighth, did walk away with a large share
of the awards for 1976.
There were three flotillas nationwide that reached
the goal of at least 120%in all six program areas. The
flotilla with the greatest accomplishment, and the win-
ner of the Flotilla Meritorious Achievement Award
given by the Chief, Officeof Boating Safety, was Flotil-
la11-7from El Monte, CA. Originally this was an all-
air flotilla. A little more than ayear ago it was strug-
gling tosurvive with only seven BQ'd members. New
in teres t an d d yn amic l ead ers hip reorgan ized 11-7 in to
abalanced boating and air flotilla and guided it to the
top. Along the way, 11-7pioneered in a number of
areas . Memb ers pu t their airc raft fac il ities to w ork
c arryin g pu b l ic ed u c ation an d c ou rtes y motorb oat
examin ation s to remote areas in Sou thern Cal iforn ia.
They gained acceptance of their boating courses for full
college accreditation at California Polytechnical Insti-
tute and other colleges in the area. They designed
an d c arried ou t on e of the mos t amb itiou s pu b l ic reo
l ation s programs ever, c l imaxed b y their s u c c es s in
acquiring the full support of the Walt Disney organiza-
tion for the A u xil iary an d its programs . This in c l u d ed
makin g TV s pots on l oc ation w ith Dis n eyl an d charac-
ters. Their accomplishments should be an inspiration
toall flotillas.
Next Year
In 1977you will find some changes to the award
c riteria. For exampl e, fl otil l as that have an n ou n c ed
established goals for the year, and achieved them,
w il l b e rec ogn ized . In the Nation al program rac e for
the Flotilla Awards some factors will be different in
CME, PE, and GR. Perhaps the most significant
change will be that instead of continuing adjusting
fl otil l a s tatis tic s w ith oc c u rin g c han ges , the memb er-
s hip b as e for c al c u l ation s w il l b e frozen as of 1 Jan u ary.
Complete details on the modification to the Awards
system for 1977will soonbepromulgated inaComman-
dant Notice. For 1978, acommittee has been appoint-
ed for further study in refining the awards program
in to a more s impl ified , s ign ific an t s ys tem.
SUMMER, 1977
P osters
Ou r pos ter c on tes t w as a b ig s u c c es s , too, w ith over
fifty en tries throu ghou t the c ou n try. The w in n in g pos -
ter, judged at the Conference, will be reproduced and
used in the Auxiliary Public Relations Program. And
the winner IS... Robert Mangas, Yorktown, Indiana,
Second Coast Guard Auxiliary District (Eastern
Loui sv i l l e
A Nation al Con feren c e is a very en l ighten in g an d
w orthw hil e experien c e an d I hope man y of you w il l
plan oncoming toLouisville inthe fall. Besides all the
importan t A u xil iary b u s in es s , the fou rth c orn ers ton e
will be enjoyed, too, with such great things as aparty
on the gracious old riverboat, Belle of Louisville. In
ord er to al l ow you pl en ty of time for pl an n in g, here is
thepertinent information on the A u xil iary Fal l Nation al
Con feren c e.
Louisville, KY
Executive West
15-17September 1977
Let's have a good tu rn -ou t for the Lou is vil l e Con -
ference. Youwill find it well worth your while.
Sea Ch an ti es For Sal e
Be the first one in your Marina to add something
u n iqu e an d in teres tin g to you r rec ord c ol l ec tion -
"Songs of Seas and Waterways," agroup of deep and
s hal l ow w ater s ea c han ties .
The Coas t Gu ard A c ad emy is makin g avail ab l e for
public sale this unusual album recorded by the Coast
Guard Cadet Glee Club and Cadet Singing Idlers dur-
ing the Academy's Centennial and the Nation's Bi-
c en ten n ial c el eb ration s . It is a on e-of-a-kin d rec ord in g
with only alimited number still available. Ideal music
totake aboard! The price is $4.00. Make checks pay-
ab l e to "Cad et Mu s ic al A c tivities ," Mail you r ord er to:
Cadet Musical Activities
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
New London, CT. 06320
D. F. Lauth
meeting of the National Boating Safety Advisory Coun-
cil (NBSAC) scheduled for the 24th and 25th of May
w as pos tpon ed until later this s u mmer.
TROL - Our Spring/Summer radio and TV boating
s afety s pot an n ou n c emen ts w ere n ot d is trib u ted as
scheduled. It is expected that the spots should be out
by the Memorial Day weekend.
oninformation furnished by the 12th Coast Guard Dis-
trict Legal Officer, an investigation was conducted by
the Coast Guard Intelligence and resulted in the arrest
and Conviction of two civilians charged with making
afalse distress call. The two civilians reported their
ves s el w as in d is tres s an d as ked for Coas t Gu ard as s is t-
ance claiming their vessel, the S/V Moondance, had
s u n k. They n otified their in s u ran c e c ompan y an d
filed aclaim for the loss of the vessel. However, the
evidence obtained revealed that the vessel had not
sunk, nor had it been in distress. Both individuals
w ere c on vic ted in U.S. Fed eral Cou rt in San Fran c is c o,
CALIF., J anuary 12, 1977.
A GLOWING IDEA - During arecent off-shore fish-
eries patrol , a med iu m en d u ran c e c u tter w as in vol ved
in small boat operations at night and in rough seas.
During the hoisting operation it was suggested by an
alert seamen apprentice that a chemical light of the
type used with the line throwing gun be tied to each
boat fall. The results were satisfactory as the boat
crewwas able tokeepthe swinging falls insight during
the en tire hois tin g operation . We're n ot s u re how ,
but, these chemical type lights (available commercially)
might be of some similar use by recreational boaters.
to understand the drift of icebergs in the high arctic,
especially Baffin Bay and the Davis Strait, The Coast
Guard Research and Development Center deployed two
air d epl oyab l e RA MS (ran d om ac c es s meas u remen t
system) ice buoys which are tracked by the NIMBUS
6satellite. The buoys were dropped on large tabular
icebergs north of 68N on February 25, 1977_ One
iceberg was 25 nautical miles west of Disko Island
and the other was 50miles north of Cape Dyer, Green-
land, Data collected from these buoys will aid the
International Ice Patrol in understanding the drift of
Greenland icebergs. It will indicate the speed and di-
rection icebergs travel from Greenland to the Grand
Ban ks of New Fou n d l an d . A temperatu re s en s or in s id e
theinstrumentwill indicate when the buoy falls into the
w ater.
P A GE 10
CRAFT - The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded amulti-
million dollar contract for 41 medium range surveil-
lance aircraft to Falcon J et Corp., of Teterboro, N.J .
The first oneis scheduled tobe delivered in J une 1979.
The n ew pl an es , d es ign ed w ith greater mu l ti-mis s ion
capability, will replace the aging fleet of Coast Guard
HU16E "Albatross" aircraft. Their primary duties will
b e s earc h an d res c u e, pol l u tion s u rveil l an c e, an d l aw
enforcement patrol of U.S_ territorial waters and the
new 200-mile Fishery Conservation Zone. Each MRS
will be capable of carrying an oil pollution detection
s en s or s ys tem to aid in l oc atin g an d id en tifyin g marin e
Auxiliarist Craig Burkhardt, of Homewood, Illinois,
presents aplaque of appreciation to RADM David F_
Lauth, Chief, Office of Boating Safety, for his part in
the National Explorer Presidents' Congress held in
Washington, D. C., April 11-14.
Burkhardt's interest in boating extends beyond his
role as Chairman of the East Central Explorer Region
an d a n ation al vic e pres id en t of the Expl orers . He is
also aBQed member of Flotilla 1-1, 09WDiv., 1, of the
Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Burkhardt, 19, has been amember of the Auxiliary
for oneyear and takes part in boating education class-
es, the CME program, and Safety Patrols.
Expl orin g is the c oed u c ation al , c areer-orien ted an d
high adventure program of the Boy Scouts of America
for young adults 15 through 20. There currently are
some 400,000youth members.
Burkhardt has just completed his freshman year at
Southern Illinois University.
I have been coming to National Auxiliary conferences for
anumber of years, going back toBud Miller, when I sat in the
-under Harry Osborne - I was introduced as aguest.
-with Harold Haney . I was in one of his 20 minute spots.
-for Andy Cordill - I was a Luncheon Speaker
-now, with Kevin - Ihave graduated to the banquet.
[ wonder what an Immediate Past Auxiliary Speaker does?
Hopefully. to give the welcoming remarks as District Com-
mander. But not just yet - I will be with you for at least an-
other year.
As radio commentator, Gabriel Heater used to say: there's
good news tonight.
-it'sdifficult toevaluate effectiveness of aprogram onBoat-
ing Safety effecting 50 million people.
-the bottom line has been the number of fatalities
-1976 was a good year with a total 1264, a reduction of
14%from 1975, and the lowest in 12years
-construction standards only apply to newly constructed
-reduction credit to operational & education programs
including to alarge extent the Auxiliary.
Your impressive total of 878 lives saved in 1976 was the
difference between alowof 1264 and a disasterous level over
2000. Of course we cannot feel that our job is finished. But
wecan enjoy the satisfaction that we are getting the job done.
Tonight I would like to comment on a few of your accom-
plishments, certainly not all of them, but those that came to
mind as I was preparing my remarks.
Foremost would be the increase in member proficiency
through training as discussed at St. Louis, San Diego, and
again at Baltimore.
NewAuxiliary instructors Course has been printed and will
bedistributed next week.
These instructor helps should make courses even more ef-
Recently published Towing Guide to all facility owners is
inyour hands. It is an outstanding example of Auxiliary com-
petence in seamanship. At this time it is used by District
7SAR Stations and the Reserves Boatswain Mates School in
A Flotilla elected officers guide has been prepared under
J ohn Potts, Department Chief for Member Training. It shows
great promise in improving Flotilla activities.
Weinthe Coast Guard are trying something similar. Weare
developing atraining package for new Directors of Auxiliary.
Weplan a 3-day session prior to Fall Conference for new Di-
The Marine Dealer visit program looks very good. So good,
in fact, Merrill tells me I may have to dig deep for printing
money to fill the pipelines to the public that the Auxiliary is
I was pleased toseethat again an Auxiliarist - Division Cap-
tain J ulius Cooper - was the winner of the annual Olin Marine
Safety Award for his activities in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
In a fine example of initiative, the 11th District arranged
anAuxiliary Boating Safety Day at Disney Land. This not only
provided good local publicity but may provide something for
our National TV programming.
My special thanks toKevin and his Staff for their ready help
and advice. And to Doc Horton for more molasses than a
northerner can eat in alife time.
SUMMER, 1977
Now let's take a look ahead. Captain Kraine has given a
briefing tothe National Board onthe results of his study group.
Working with representatives of the various Admirals who are
responsible for Coast Guard programs and Kevin and Andy.
the study was intended to chart a course for the Auxiliary of
the future.
Such astudy is timely nowas the Coast Guard takes onnew
and important duties: the 200 mile fisheries conservation
zone and increased awareness for improved tanker safety,
draw heavily on CG limited resources. We will be looking
tothe Auxiliary inmany ways tosupplement our forces. That
is the purpose of the study - to identify areas where Auxiliary
can help - and insure that this help is used effectively. The
study report has gone to the Commandant for review.
Then My staff and EXCOM will work to bring approved
recommendations into being. Not through dramatic changes,
but by channeling our efforts in the direction we feel we
should go. The general thrust of the study was to bring the
Auxiliary and the operating Coast Guard closer together,
and toinsure that the necessary support is provided for your
volunteer activities.
Along this line - Ihave recently approved achange to the
operational facility decal which reflects the close tie between
the Coast Guard and our Auxiliary. The identifying slash will
be a permanent part of the decal. Only the year will be
(Editors Note: The Decal is on the cover of this edition of the
If youliked that idea, I might tryout afewmore - just
some thoughts for your consideration. Some things
I'd like toseeyoudo. The CME isavery effective means
toreach the boating public, not only for the equipment
check, but as a mini-education course. But why only
the motorboating public? If you could develop mean-
ingful examination standards for sail and nonpowered
boats, could. we expand the program to include them?
I would not expect to change the name CME, that's too
much apart of Auxiliary tradition. But maybe motor-
boat could become Marine. And no additional forms -
I'msure you'll all agree there isenough paper work now.
I would like you to continue your support for our Annual
Education Seminars. The last one at Oklahoma City showed
that there is agreat deal of interest, but that we need a more
structured approach. Before the next seminar, I plan toask the
Auxiliary tojoinwith us inestablishing an agenda and setting
goals. Sothat we can gain even more from this valuable dia-
I have recently been appointed to the National Committee
for Sea Exploring. I was very impressed with the young men
and women and look on them as avaluable resource inaboat-
ing safety program. I urge you to continue your support to
Explorer Ships at the local level. Also at the local level I ask
you to join with other interested groups in forming Water
Safety Councils. The guide for such programs has been devel-
oped under one of our grants and copies will be available for
any interested Flotillas.
I mentioned thata thrustofthe long range study was tobring
the Coast Guard and the Auxiliary closer together. We have
several ideas, but before we implement them nationally,
we'd like to try them on an experimental basis. We will be
setting up some pilot programs, to see what works and what
We hope to have ready this summer a revised Auxiliary
SAR Data Form. This will be compatible with the form used
by CGoperating units sothat Auxiliary Assistance Information
can go into the Coast Guard SAR data base. If the forms
are available, we plan to try it out in the Ninth District this
boating season.
Tosum up- we've got agood thing going - our programs
are showing results but there is still much to do. There are
exciting days ahead both for the Coast Guard and the Auxil-
iary. The enthusiasm and the spirit are there to handle any
task. I'm just proud to be apart of it.
The Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association -
anational organization of Coast Guard officers, their
families, and friends is again inviting members of the
Coast Guard Auxiliary toassociate membership within
its organization.
The Alumni Association is an independent. non-
profit organization dedicated to the advancement of
professionalism within the Coast Guard, the preserva-
tion and enhancement of traditions of the U.S. Coast
Guard, the maintenance of highest standards of ex-
cellence at the Coast Guard Academy, and the promo-
tion of fellowship, pride, and esprit within the Coast
Guard family.
The membership of the Association encompasses
abroad segment of the "Coast Guard family" . active,
retired, regular and reserve officers; members of the
Coast Guard Auxiliary; parents of officers and cadets;
civilian employees of the Coast Guard; members of the
USPHS and other services particularly interested in
the Coast Guard. Regular membership is open to all
graduates of the Academy, Associate membership is
available to "all other persons interested in the aims
and purposes of the Association." The Association cur-
rently has almost 3000 regular and 1200 associate
members, including nearly 135members of the Auxil-
iary. It has more than doubled its membership with-
in the last four years.
All Association members enjoy the following benefits:
Subscription to the Association's bimonthly mag-
azine, The Bulletin.
Participation in the professional forum which The
Bulletin provides.
Receiving and being listed in the Association's
Annual Director of Membership.
Participation in the Association's low cost group
health and hospitalization insurance program,
Participation in the Association's Academy En-
richment programs.
Participation in Association sponsored social and
ceremonial events such as Homecomings and the
TheAssociation is not asociety of "old grads" of the
Coast Guard Academy swapping reminiscences of ca-
det days and taking a fatherly interest in their alma
mater. It is an organization of Coast Guard officers
and friends of broad scope and diverse backgrounds
working together to maintain a strong and dynamic
Coast Guard. It seeks tounite all Coast Guard officers
and friends in support of this cause.
The Bulletin - published bimonthly in full magazine
format - offers something for everyone with a Coast
Guard interest or connection. Its AROUND THE
ACADEMY sectionkeeps Academy supporters abreast
of the latest happenings at the Academy - sports, aca-
demics, cruises, important developments - and pro-
vides in-depth articles on Academy programs as well.
Its SERVICE-OLD AND NEW section is apot-pourri
of Coast Guard-ese: news of dramatic operations or
rescues; new Coast Guard duties; top leadership
changes; "Old Guard" historicals and anecdotes; legal
and legislative matters; activities and accomplish-
ments of the Reserve and Auxiliary. ASSOCIATION
AFFAIRS keeps the membership advised of Associa-
tion policies, programs, problems, aspirations and
accomplishments. It provides achannel of communi-
cation between the leadership and membership of the
Association. MISCELLANEOUS - often the first
section consulted by wives - tells what's happening to
your friends and associates throughout the Service -
marriages, births, deaths, promotions, medals, de-
grees, newjobs, etc.
Some of the best professional writing of active and
retired Coast Guard officers appears inthe FEATURE
ARTICLES section of The Bulletin. The following is
asampling of recent titles:
MULEPAT - A New Dimension in Offshore Law
Salty Dog-The Saga of Sinbad
DoWePromote the Wrong People?
Long Time NoSea?
Fisheries Law Enforcement: A New Chapter Open-
The National Strike Force: Front Line Pollution
Reserve, Auxiliary and distaff contributions are also
included inThe Bulletin. For example:
I've Had It With The Coast Guard (authored by a
tongue-in-cheek Coast Guard wife).
Your Obedient and Unpaid Servants (the CG Auxil-
Today's Coast Guard Reserve.
A lively and entertaining professional exchange takes
place within The Bulletin's unstructured and informal
OPINION AND COMMENT section. Associates
as well as regulars participate. Topics recently dis-
cussed include: EAGLE's new racing stripe, the role
of women in Coast Guard, the ARGO MERCHANT
case, the Academy's Honor Concept, the "administra-
tiveavalanche, theneedfor more seagoing professional-
ismwithin the service.
Wethink youwill find membership in this dynamic
organization an excellent way of keeping abreast of
what is really going oninthe Coast Guard and you'll
enjoy the Association's privileges and benefits too.
Dues are $12per year for Associates, $18per year for
Regulars (Academy Graduates). Tojoin you need only
send your name, address, wife's first name, Auxiliary
status, and dues check tothe Alumni Office, Box A-31,
U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT, 06320.
You will promptly receive acknowledgement of your
membership, the latest issue of The Bulletin, and
information onthe Association's lowcost group health
insurance. Thereafter you will receive The Bulletins,
the Annual Directory, and all other Association mail-
ings and publications automatically as long as your
membership remains current.
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to fit from four to eight ribbons. Sizes upto 18 ribbons on
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<OfIMlLItoUtl_ "'5._
CHINOOK a warm dry wind that descends the eas-
tern slopes of the Rocky mountains. (When not capital-
ized, chinook :: a warm, moist. southwest wind off
the coast from Oregon northward.)
CHUBASCO . aviolent thundersquall found along the
west coast of Central America.
CORDONAZO . a violent wind from the south as the
result of ahurricane passing off the coast of Mexico.
FOEHN awarm dry wind blowing down the side of a
LEVANTER . a strong easterly Mediterranean wind.
MISTRAL a violent cold dry northerly wind of the
Mediterranean provinces of France.
MONSOON aperiodic wind particularly in the Indian
Ocean and southern Asia.
NORTHER asudden strong wind from the north over
the Great Plains, Texas, and on the Gulf of Mexico
and western Caribbean Sea.
PAPAGA YO astrong northeast wind blowing over the
Gulf of Papagayo off Costa Rica during the winter.
SANTA ANA astrong dry wind descending from the
mountains near Santa Ana, California.
TEHUANTEPECER astrong wind onthe Pacific coast
of Nicaragua resulting froma high pressure cell over
the central United States.
HURRICANE atropical cyclone with winds of greater
than 73 miles per hour.
TYPHOON a tropical cyclone (hurricane) occuring
inthe region of the Philippines or China Sea.
WILLIE WILLIE the Australian term for hurricane.
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Memb er Trainin~~,
Th e New In struc tor
Trai n i n g Course
It might well be said that instructors constitute the
backbone of all Auxiliary activities because these mem-
bers not only teach the public, in the presentation of
pu b l ic ed u c ation c ou rs es b u t. ad d ition al l y, c on d u c t
most of our member training - at all levels. Thus, the
in s tru c tor oc c u pies a c ritic al l y importan t rol e s in c e he
or s he mu s t es tab l is h an d main tain ou r profes s ion al
image before the public and members alike. Because
of this , it is imperative that w e s el ec t an d train ou r
in s tru c tors in the b es t pos s ib l e man n er.
To this end, the Department of Membership Train-
in g has d evel oped a c ompl etel y n ew an d mos t c om-
prehen s ive c ou rs e for the train in g of w ou l d -b e A u xil -
iary instructors. Material for the course consists of:
Auxiliary Instructors Text-1977 (CG-336)
Student Workbook (CG AUX-488-2-77)
Visual Aids Manual (CG AUX-488-5-77)
Instructors Guide (CG AUX-488-3-77)
New Examin ation s
It should benoted that although the new text has been
designated as CG-336, it bears no resemblance what-
soever to the old (green-covered) CG-336_ All copies
of the old CG-336should be destroyed since it has no
val u e in c on n ec tion w ith the n ew c ou rs e.
The c ou rs e is d es ign ed for s ix tw o-hou r period s of
in s tru c tion pl u s an ad d ition al period for review an d
examin ation . The text c on tain s fou rteen c hapters -
fou r of w hic h are "option al " for c l as s room in s tru c tion
but are included as reference items for interested stu-
dents. The text, workbook and Visual Aids Manual
have been printed and "shrink-wrapped" by Coast
Guard Headquarters for distribution (by Headquarters)
toall currently qualified instructors. Each student in
a n ew in s tru c tor train in g c ou rs e w il l rec eive on e of these
shrink-wrapped packages from his or her local district
director. Instructors for such courses will be furnish-
ed with Instructors Guides,
The Visual Aids Manual is something of a "first"
inthat it consists of acompilation of plans and specifi-
c ation s for the c on s tru c tion of s impl e, in expen s ive,
yet effec tive aid s for u s e in the c l as s room. The aid s
contained in the manual are the result of careful sel-
ec tion of repres en tative aid s s u b mitted b y A u xil iary
instructors from all over the United States. From time-
to-time, as additional aids are selected, the manual will
be supplemented. With this manual, any instructor
can easily construct those aids which he feels will best
c ompl emen t his c l as s room in s tru c tion .
Obviously, any currently qualified instructor who
plans toteach the new course must thoroughly master
the new material but, in addition, it is most strongly
urged that all currently qualified instructors carefully
review the material for the potential enhancement of
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their individual capabilities. This, in turn, will result
in an improvemen t of ou r profes s ion al image as a w hol e.
Let's make ou r in s tru c tors "the b es t in the b u s in es s ".
J ohn S. Potts,
Wehave often heard that the Flotilla is the backbone
of the Auxiliary and nothing could be more correct
than this. It is this level of our organization for which
the other and higher levels of the Auxiliary structure
are in exis ten c e, n amel y to ad min is ter to the l arge n u m-
bers of dedicated members who offer their time, efforts,
fac il ities an d tal en ts for vol u n tary u s e.
At the Flotilla level, the bulk of the ever-necessary
member training takes place both in the B.Q. program
and the Auxop program. Both these training programs
are exc el l en t, b u t there is al s o n eed for ad d ition al train -
A new type of Flotilla training is being developed,
as w as men tion ed in the Dec emb er is s u e, in the form
of "Flotilla Train in g Topic s ." Thes e topic s are in for-
mal training courses designed for short periods of in-
struction at the Flotilla level. With their use, it is hoped
that more time at the Flotilla meeting will be devoted
to memb er train in g.
Besides the printed and formal training material,
Flotilla training officers should be encouraged to con-
d u c t their ow n in formal train in g s es s ion s on topic s
which will bebeneficial totheir membership and which
will contribute tomaking better trained and moreknow-
ledgeable AuxiJ iarists. This, in turn, will make our
assistance to the Coast Guard even more valuable.
Informal training at the local level may be given in
an y area of importan c e to the Fl otil l a memb ers . Loc al
conditions and needs will dictate the subject matters
to be covered and these will likely vary from "Maine
to Cal iforn ia." Eac h topic , how ever, w il l al l ow for
greater c reativity of the train in g offic er in s el ec tin g
(or making) training material or aids, and may include
s u c h thin gs as homemad e s l id es of the area's w ater-
w ays , review in g an d d is c u s s in g a hel pfu l b ook or mag-
azin e artic l e, or s impl y d is c u s s in g matters of s pec ial
in teres t to the memb ers .
Man y Fl otil l as have b een very c reative in thes e
areas of train in g an d have d evel oped s ome extremel y
c l ever, val u ab l e an d in formal train in g programs . P er-
haps your Flotilla is one of these! If not, why not give
atry at b ein g more c reative?
If your Flotilla has a creative or unique program
and you would like to share it, why not pass it on?
Happiness is awell-trained Flotilla member!
Walter Seely
.... the Coast Guard's VHF-FM receiving equipment
isdesigned and installed with the capability of receiving
aone (1)watt signal fromadistance of fifty (50)miles?
If you r b attery is w eak, an tic ipate exc es s ive rad io u s e
w ithou t c hargin g ab il ity, or are w orkin g a SA R c as e
w here the d is ab l ed ves s el is in the ab ove s itu ation ,
try es tab l is hin g an d main tain in g c ommu n ic ation s w ith
one (1) watt.
.... Coast Guard Radio monitors 2182 kHz on AM?
Use 2182kHz AM ONLY ifan actual MAYDAY ex-
ists and you are unable to reach them on VHF -FM_
.... the Coas t Gu ard has tape mac hin es ru n n in g 24-
hou rs d ail y an d tapes A LL c ommu n ic ation s on 2182
kHz, 2670 kHz, Channels 16, 21, 22, 23, 83, and incom-
in g phon e c al l s on its SA R l in es , w ith c on c u rren t on e-
min u te time s ign al s ?
Be profes s ion al w hen in rad io c ommu n ic ation s w ith
the Coast Guard. You are being taped!
The three items n oted ab ove w ere b u t a few of the
gems recently learned while undergoing DESK OB-
SERVER TRAINING (DOT) at Group St. Petersburg.
No matter how mu c h train in g w e have rec eived , n or
how exten s ive ou r experien c e, there is s til l mu c h more
tolearn. And there is nobetter way toLEARN than to
Have YOU qualified as an Instructor?
If not, why not phone your Flotilla Member Training
Officer and request acopy of the Instructor Qualifica-
tion Text CG-336?
Study, qualify, then share your knowledge with
fellow boatmen - in Membership Training and BS&S
KS. Roscoe
If an organ ization al u n it d oes n ot res pon d to the
n eed s of its memb ers , it w il l l os e thos e memb ers to
other organ ization s that are res pon s ive, or s impl y
through disinterest. Apathy is contagious. It will
spread quietly but surely if it goes unchecked. If you
are c on ten t to operate you r u n it w ith an el ite c l iqu e,
apathy amon g you r other memb ers w il l d evel op. You
w il l fin d you rs el f c u t off from thos e memb ers n ot in
the in n er w orkin g grou p an d u l timatel y u n ab l e to re-
spond tothe needs of those members.
You c an d o s omethin g ab ou t it. Do you r pu b l ic ation s
ad d res s the n eed s of al l you r memb ers ? Do you offer
an opportu n ity for in pu t from the s il en t majority?
What opportu n ities d o you give the average memb er
to air his grievan c es ? Do you an d you r Vic e make an
effort to b e the firs t on e ou t the d oor w hen the meetin g
is over? A re you r programs d es ign ed to attrac t an d
include all of the members? Doyou offer an open plat-
form for fresh ideas?
Man y peopl e are n ot in teres ted in main tain in g their
memb ers hip s impl y b ec au s e they b el on g to an organize-
tion , if the organ ization d oes n ot res pon d to their n eed s .
If the u n it l ead er b ec omes too c l ois tered w ithin his s taff,
he is u n d ou b ted l y mis s in g s ome of the memb ers corn-
ments about what they expect from their membership.
There is on e w ord , frequ en tl y mu c h ab u s ed , b u t mos t
importan t - c ommu n ic ation . The l ead er mu s t kn ow
what the membership is thinking about and the mem-
b ers mu s t have an opportu n ity for in pu t in the ru n n in g
of the u n it. The l ead er mu s t in itiate an d main tain the
d ial ogu e, or apathy c an c l aim you r u n it.
Old Soldiers Never Die, Nor Do They Fade Away,
They Join The U_S.Coast Guard Auxiliary,
To Make A Safer Boating Dav.
Tw o memb ers , ju s t BQu ed , s hare a c ommon hon or.
Although they received their Purple Hearts indifferent
c on fl ic ts an d d ifferen t b ran c hes of the s ervic e, they
have now joined together to help make '77 Boating
Seas on a s afer on e on Logan Martin Lake.
"Duffy" Deifenderfer served with the 13th Airborne
Divis ion , P arac hu te Battal ion , an d s erved in German y
with the British Red Devils. Onhis 13th jump over the
Rhin e River n ear Du s s el d orf he w as s hot d ow n b y
grou n d fire, Marc h 14, 1944, an d s u s tain ed in ju ries ,
for w hic h he rec eived , amon g other c itation s , the Pur-
pie Heart.
"Du ffy" is a n ative of Pennsylvania an d is n ow a resi-
dent of Leeds, Ala. U.S.A. He is in the steel strapping
b u s in es s in Birmin gham, an d is al s o a memb er of the
Vu l c an P ow er Squ ad ron .
Join in g "Du ffy" as a n ew l y BQu ed A u xil iaris t is Dr.
Hu s ton Mc Leon d on . Hu s ton is al s o a memb er of the
Vu l c an P ow er Squ ad ron . This w el l kn ow n d en tis t,
served inthe Korean Conflict and in1952was wounded
SUMMER, 1977
while serving with the 18th Marine Division, 2nd Bat-
talion, 7th Marines and received the Purple Heart.
Hu s ton is a avid fis herman an d b oatman , b oth of
w hic h he en joys w ith his w ife an d fou r c hil d ren .
Huston's "LITTLE DIXIE" and "Duffy's" "BLUE
BIRD" houseboats will be seen patroling soon.
Mary Ann Sterne,
SO-PUB VIII, Dist. 8
P A GE 15
(Effective April 1977)
YES 12Hours- BS&SGraduate
34 Hours- Non-BS&S
BS&S Text
CEQualificationCourse CG289(1974)
Annual CE Seminar 1978CE Seminar Guide
Instructor Qualification Course CO-336 (1977)
Annual Instructor Seminar 1978Instructor Seminar Guide
Patrols ose "Auxiliary Patrols" by Spectre. Available from
Naval Institute
Search and Rescue Student Text Available from YES
"Piloting and DeadReckoning" by Shufeldt &
Dunlap. Available from Naval Institute
"Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling"YES
By Chapman. Available Book Stores or Public
Communications Student Text Available from
"Weather for the Mariner" By Kotsch.
Available from Naval Institute
Basic Qualification
Search and Rescue ase
Seamanship ase
Communications ase
Weather ose
Administration ose
Under Development
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
10 Hours
YES 16Hours
YES 14Hours
YES 12Hours
Under Development 10 Hours
All Member Training Student Workbooks are available from your DlRAUX.
All applications for ase Examinations must be made by FSO/MT or Fe using Operational Specialty Course Examination request/trans-
mittal formeG4887. Refer toPart II, CG-302(1973)and pages 6667,CG-412(1974).
Order Naval Institute Material from: U. S. Naval Institute, Anapolis, Maryland 21401.
Young boaters receive their graduation certificates
upon completing the Safe Boating Course at Flotilla
32, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Bahia Mar, from Lt.
Richard L. Cashdollar, Dania Station, United States
Coast Guard. He congratulated the families attending
the classes and awarded the certificates to the parents
and their proud young fry.
Photo by;
C.A. Wihtol
2300 N. E. 19th Ave.
Wilton Manors, Fla. 33305
P A GE 16
14April 1977
Weall recognize the formula used when we work out
apiloting (course) onour navigational charts: TVMDC.
There are several catch phrases to help us remember
that we add Westerly error and subtract Easterly
error when correcting for tru e cause to c ompas s
course. Several years agoI started using this memory
prompter: waVes - Looking at this work, the letter
"V" stands for Variation, the WA stands for West Add
and the ES stands for East Subtract.
Since deviation and variation act the same, b oth
are corrected the same.
Harold Coon F53
11th Coast Guard Dist. Aux.
A short trip down a pier and a casual check often
leads toamazing marlinspike seamanship.
The pictures on the following page give a case in
Photos by Ev Harrell, FI. 26Dist. 7


What's your name please?
_ . . . . .-
If once is good, ten is better!
A combination right and left hand.
Unbelievable because it's right!
SUMMER. 1977
An Irish pennant?
Friction did it!
. 90010L
P A GE 17
V i sual Ai d s Man ual -CG
Aux i l i ary 488-5(77)
Howmany times has the thought come toyou, while
instructing aPE or MTclass, "If only I had something
to show that would better put the point across!" Yes,
we have 35mm slides of course, but projected images,
while they graphically illustrate, can never be a sub-
stitute for good, three dimentional Physical Aids.
In w hat w ay c an w e d emon s trate the expl os iven es s of
gas ol in e w ithou t an "expl os ion "; d emon s trate the
correct method of mooring avessel without lines and a
boat; or portray the appearance of avessel's lights at
night without using an aid showing Inland and Inter-
national Rules of Lighting? Anything short of using
an in s tru c tion al aid is a hal fw ay meas u re! P l ain l y
s tated , n othin g c an en han c e a s tu d en ts ' c omprehen -
s ion of a given prin c ipl e as w el l as a good vis u al aid .
The Membership Training Department, with assis-
tance both from the Department of Education and the
Coast Guard, has compiled and distributed to every
qualified instructor of record, a Visual Aids Manual.
This is afirst attempt to bring an exchange of ideas
b etw een in s tru c tors , b oth thos e w ho have c reated an d
thos e w ho w is h to b u il d prac tic al vis u al aid s for u s e in
bothPublic Education and Membership Training Class-
The aid s c on tain ed in the man u al are grou ped in to
tw o c atagories . The firs t s ec tion c on tain s thos e aid s
that are rel ativel y s impl e an d in expen s ive to c on s tru c t.
The s ec on d s ec tion d es c rib es aid s more in tric ate in
d es ign an d more c os tl y to prod u c e.
Rec ommen d ation s as to the appl ic ation of eac h aid
in variou s areas of in s tru c tion are n oted in eac h in -
s tan c e. A n attempt has b een mad e to pres en t a c ros s
section of various types of aids useful in both PE and
MT Classes.
Whilethese aids have all been constructed and have
stood the test of classroom instruction, they still re-
pres en t b u t a s ampl in g of the poten tial avail ab l e for the
d es ign an d c on s tru c tion of ad d ition al aid s .
Every instructor should attempt to construct his
ow n aid s . On e n eed n ot b e a c rafts man to make mean -
in gfu l , in expen s ive, s impl e vis u al aid s that c an b e b u il t
onakitchen table or in aworkshop in the space of an
hou r or tw o.
When ever you are w ritin g you r l es s on pl an or teac h-
in g a c l as s , al w ays as k you rs el f this qu es tion . What
c an I u s e, or c on s tru c t, to b etter ampl ify the s poken
w ord ? With this s impl e thou ght in min d , c reative id eas
should begin tocome toyou. May our published aids
b e a gu id e an d an in s piration to you . Never al l ow you r-
self tofeel that these aids are necessarily the best way
to expres s an ed u c ation al prin c ipl e. A l w ays try to
improve on w hat w e have given you in this man u al .
The Visual Aids Manual is planned tobe"open end-
ed" which is tosay weplan topublish additional plans
an d s pec ific ation s for in s tru c tion al aid s from time to
P A GE 18
If you have devised aids useful in your teaching
experien c e, pl eas e s en d them to me for c on s id eration
inafuture addition of this manual. Weneed the ideas
of every in s tru c tor!
P l eas e s en d rou gh s ketc hes , s pec ific ation s an d a
b rief d es c ription of how to c on s tru c t the vis u al aid s .
Donot let alack of drafting ability deter you! Wewill
"profes s ion al ize" the d raw in gs .
A s in c ere than k you for an y as s is tan c e you c an ren-
My ad d res s is :
Ralph R. Hoffman, BC-TSA
104Seneca ViewDr.
Syracuse, N. Y. 13209
Ev en ts Tod ay to Mak e
Hi story Tomorrow
Against abackground of the high seas, aship looms
upinoneof the pages of the Bible, - "timbers of pine,
mast of spruce, planking of Lebanon cedar, decks of
oak, ash for the oars and sails of Egyptian linen -".
Her design of speed and beauty portraying the very
image of great pow er, fu l l of w is d om an d s tren gth
from the day the keel was formed. "TYRE", named
after her home port, mean s "Roc k" in Heb rew (Tsur,
whence Syria) after the rock she was built on... Inde-
Deeply laden with full cargo she is brought out to
s ea, - then , an Eas t w in d w rec ks her an d merc han d is e,
sailors and all who were with her were flung into the
s ea.
"Tyre" the ship is gone. Tyre the rock is still there
w here fis hermen d ry their n ets . It s tan d s as a w arn -
ing - "If God is against us, who and what will be for
u s ."
Nothing in this life is forever. Tangibles with en-
c ou ragemen t w il l s u rvive a mighty l on g time, if n ot
allowed todeteriorate through neglect. Trust must be
pl ac ed in thos e w ho d o the res toration in ord er that
it may have al l of the c harm an d trad ition of the origi-
It is the intention of the National Board and Staff
that the chronical of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
be a perpetual journal and it is only by the contribu-
tion s of you r ou ts tan d in g ac tivities an d other happen -
ings that it may be accomplished.
If youand your flotilla wish to be remembered then
d o the thin gs w orth read in g ab ou t an d l et me have it
for the rec ord .
Sometimes oneis soclose tothe forest that they can
not seethe trees. Sowhat may seem very ordinary to
you, could beof great interest toothers.
Weoften judge ourselves by what we are capable of
doing while others judge us by what we have done.
R. E. "Ju n ior" Bl an c hard
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CAN #1
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CANS If 2-7
Tape cans i in n l y tOt!. e tncr
Cover Can #1 c ompl e t.1y ..... i th tape
Use 1:;'-20 deops of ulcohol or li e! , ! lL er
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no ce
Us e s even 1202 b eer or aort u .rin k
<i luwi num C an:;:,
Heat to uocy t.emperuture ' w~tn n an n
A ppl y i l ame to 16n 1tLon hol e
United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps
Gen eral P ike Divis ion
U, S. Coast Guard Station Harbor, Awe OPS.
Sackets Harbor, NewYork 13685
Dear Editor:
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12, 9ER,
has s pon s ored a n ew n aval s ea c ad et u n it in ou r area.
Westarted last fall and have had avery good program
over the w in ter. A l l of ou r offic ers an d in s tru c tors are
members ofthe Flotilla and I aminthe Navy as acan-
vasser recruiter. Wereceived a 34' Clayton Skiff last
fall fromthe U.s. Sailing Center at Association Island.
It is atwinscrew, fly bridge craft and weare rebuilding
it at this time. We al s o have a 23' Ow en s c ru is er, a 25'
Christ Craft cruiser, and a 14' outboard. We are in
the market for asail boat, approximately 40' in length.
Wesail the east end of Lake Ontario and the St. Law-
renceRiver. It is beautiful country uphere. At the pre-
s en t time, w e have 16 regis tered c ad ets , 12 mal e,
&4female. Our big adventure this coming summer will
be a two week sail around the whole of Lake Ontario
SUMMER, 1977
onthe brigantine St. Lawrence II. She is out of Kings-
ton , On tario.
Our cadets are fromafifty mile radius of the base at
Sac kets Harb or. This makes for an in teres tin g c rew .
Werepresent 14different high schools. At this time,
four of our cadets have enlisted inthe U.S. Navy inthe
delayed enlistment program, and one of our cadets has
been selected to go to Kings Point Merchant Marine
Academy. Wethink this is quite an accomplishment.
Wewill keep in touch as time goes by.
Richard C. Stover
P A GE 19
On -B oard Sai l i n g In struc ti on :
Ad v an tag es an d P i tf al l s
A n yon e w ho has ever tried to teac h s ail in g in a c l as s -
room s oon b ec omes aw are of the b u il t-in l imitation s
of gettin g the mes s age ac ros s w ithou t the mos t impor-
tan t el emen ts - w in d , w ater an d b oats . Whil e there's
nodenying that lots of sound, basic theory can be con-
veyed ondry land, there's just no substitute for going
afloat to put it all together in a coherent framework.
By proper scheduling, Sail Courses held near water
can be slightly revised to include at least a couple of
hou rs afl oat for eac h memb er of the c l as s . For thos e
in s tru c tors thin kin g of tryin g to l iven u p their c l as s es
w ith real s ail in g, there are a few thin gs that are w orth
bearing in mind. To a considerable extent, they will
alsoapply toany other on-the-water instruction.
Firs t, of c ou rs e, the b oat u s ed mu s t b e impec c ab l e;
not just anAuxiliary Facility, but one that is carefully
and thoughtfully equipped, and of adequate size and
d es ign to ac c ommod ate the s tu d en ts an d in s tru c tors .
This includes, but isn't limited to, cockpit space: Ideal-
ly, theinstructional boat should belaid out with ease of
movemen t very mu c h in min d , an d extra-s afe l ifel in e
and pulpit rigging if itwill benecessary for the students
Second, the owner should check with his or her insur-
an c e agen t; more l ikel y than n ot, the c l as s w il l b e
c overed as gu es ts of the ow n er, b u t n ot as s tu d en ts .
It's important that the class members be aware of this
distinction: The cruise isnot aformal part of the Seven-
Les s on Sail Cou rs e b u t an aftern oon afl oat amon g
Third, don't try to jam everyone aboard, even if
the boat is large enough to handle them. Five or six
s tu d en ts is ab ou t the maximu m, if everyon e is to have a
reas on ab l e c han c e at man eu verin g the c raft u n d er s ail .
Do have everyon e take tu rn s at eac h of the b as ic
man eu vers - s ail in g the b oat on a b eat, a reac h an d a
ru n ; tac kin g an d jib in g; man overb oard rec overy, if
conditions and time permit. Tell the students in ad-
van c e that eac h s u c c es s ive hel ms man w il l d o b etter
than the one before, and make sure that even the timid
are in vited - even gen tl y c oerc ed - to take part.
Don't showoff: If youhabitually sail uptoand away
from piers , make s u re the s tu d en ts real ize this c an b e
dicey for beginners; If the boat is above about 25 feet
in length, take along a trained crewmember besides
P A GE 20
you rs el f.
Try toschedule the on-board sessions beginning after
the third l es s on of the c l as s room c ou rs e, w hen everyon e
has areasonable amount of theory in hand.
Fin al l y, try to s et u p an extra s es s ion for the n on -
sailing members of the Flotilla: One of the Auxiliary's
b igges t s hortages is s ail -qu al ified in s tru c tors , an d a
little propaganda afloat isworth ahundred discussions
as hore.
Tony Gibbs
New Material on the Way
Within a short time, the seventh printing of the
Boating Skills and Seamanship Course and the 121es
son Sailing and Seamanship Course will be available
for presentation to the public - approximately J uly
and September respectively.
Sin c e there w ere ju s t min or c han ges in previou s
printings of the BS&S, materials could be used inter-
changeably. This is not possible with the seventh
printing. Many chapters have been revised and updat-
ed. Two chapters have been completely rewritten.
Some questions have been changed in the Student's
Homew ork Book an d the Fin al Examin ation an d there
has b een a c ompl ete revis ion of the In s tru c tor's Les s on
Bec au s e of thes e man y c han ges . it is mos t importan t
that texts or satellite materials from earlier editions
n ot b e u s ed in c on ju n c tion w ith the s even th ed ition .
This isalso true of the 121essonSailing and Seaman-
ship Course. Although material from the Principles of
Sail in g Cou rs e has b een in c orporated in the n ew c ou rs e,
the text an d s atel l ite material s c an n ot b e u s ed in ter-
The Education Department feels that with these two
c ou rs es , w e n ow have the fin es t ed u c ation al material
available tothe public. It is our sincere hope that they
b e pres en ted in the man n er for w hic h they w ere d es ign -
Elizabeth A Potts
Sev en th Ed i ti on
B S& S Materi al s
The s even th ed ition of our Boatin g Skil l s an d Seaman -
ship text will bedistributed from the National Store in
the very n ear fu tu re. This n ew text w il l in c orporate n ot
on l y the u s u al min or c orrec tion s an d ad d ition s b u t w il l
have s everal major c han ges as w el l .
Chapter 7 on PILOTING (formerly CHARTS AND
COMPASS) has been totally rewritten to give a sim-
plified and completely new approach to a complicated
Chapter 12on RADIOTELEPHONE has also been
total l y rew ritten u s in g as a b as is the n ew man u al on
"How to Us e You r Marin e Rad iotel ephon e" w hic h w as
prepared by the Radio Technical Commission for
Marin e Servic es in c ooperation w ith the Fed eral Com-
mu n ic ation s Commis s ion .
ING) and Chapter 5 (RULES OF THE ROAD) retain
s ome of the ol d material b u t s til l in c orporate major
amou n ts of n ew material . The prin c ipal c han ge in
Chapter 5is the incorporation of the newInternational
Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Seawhich will
take effect in mid-I977. Substantial changes will also
benoted in Chapter 8onMARINE ENGINES.
It is n ever good prac tic e to have s ome s tu d en ts u s e
on e ed ition of a textb ook w hil e others in the s ame c l as s
u s e a d ifferen t ed ition . In the c as e of the s even th ed i-
tion , the many an d importan t c han ges make it impera-
tive that the same text be used by all. Much new
material is in the n ew text in s ome areas - in other
areas material given importan c e in the ol d text has
b een al mos t or even c ompl etel y el imin ated .
The Stu d en t's Homew ork qu es tion s have b een re-
vis ed as n ec es s ary b y thes e c han ges . Bes id es a s c atter-
ing of changes in other chapters, half of the questions
in Chapters 7and 12have had to be changed. Some
Fin al Examin ation qu es tion s w ere al s o c han ged . The
qu es tion s c han ged are s u mmarized el s ew here for the
b en efit of thos e In s tru c tors w ho may w is h to s tu d y
them more c l os el y.
The In s tru c tor's Les s on P l an has b een en tirel y re-
w ritten u s in g a n ew approac h w hic h w e hope w il l b e
more helpful.
Minor changes have been made in the Slide Com-
mentary. TheInstructor's Lesson Plan should becheck-
ed for rec ommen d ation s on rearran gemen t of s l id es
and for slides which should be eliminated because of
c han ges in s u b jec t matter c overage in the text.
-William G. Neil,


Many of the Student's Homework questions and the
Fin al Examin ation qu es tion s for the BS&S c ou rs e have
had to be changed for the seventh edition. These
c han ges w ere n ec es s itated b y material n o l on ger c over-
ed in the text, new material added and by changes in
the rules. For the benefit of those who may wish toex-
SUMMER, 1977
P AGE 21
amin e thes e revis ion s more c arefu l l y, a s u mmary of the
c han ges is given b el ow :
Qu es tion Qu es tion in
No. 7th Edition
Question in
6th Edition
1- 5 Was 1-13 Deleted
1-13 New Moved to 1-5
1-14 Was 1-19 Deleted
1-17 New Deleted
1-19 New Moved to 1-14
2-19 New Deleted
6-13 New Deleted
7- 2 New Deleted
7- 3 New Deleted
7- 4 New Deleted
7- 5 New Deleted
7- 6 New Deleted
7- 7 New Deleted
7-14 New Deleted
7-15 New Deleted
7-16 New Deleted
7-18 New Moved to 7-24
7-24 Was 7-18 Deleted
7-25 New Deleted
8-13 New Deleted
11-10 New Deleted
12-1 New Deleted
12-3 New Moved to 12-24
12-5 New Deleted
12-6 New Deleted
12-10 New Deleted
12-11 New Deleted
12-15 New Deleted
12-17 New Deleted
12-18 New Deleted
12-19 New Deleted
12-22 New Deleted
12-24 Was 12-3 Deleted
5(Ch. 1) New Deleted
52(Ch. 7) New Deleted
53(Ch. 7) New Deleted
54(Ch. 7) New Deleted
56(Ch. 7) New Deleted
57(Ch. 7) New Deleted
58(Ch. 7) New Deleted
59(Ch. 7) New Deleted
87(Ch. 12) New Deleted
89(Ch. 12) New Deleted
91(Ch. 12) New Deleted
A few other min or reVISIOn s w ere mad e w ithou t
affec tin g the gen eral c harac ter of the qu es tion s c on -
c ern ed .
William G. Neil
AUGUST 5, 1977
Hav e We Mi ssed
th e B oat Somew h ere?
"The primary purpose of the establishment of the
Coas t Gu ard A u xil iary w as to in d oc trin ate al l ow n ers
an d operators of s mal l c raft in s afety requ iremen ts in
the operation and navigation of small craft."
In ord er to ac c ompl is h the ab ove, memb ers c on d u c t
Boating Skills and Seamanship courses, Search and Res-
c u e operation s , an d provid e CME's for the b oatin g
public. Yet a vast percentage of that public does not
kn ow weexist or w hy. A u xil iaris ts pu t in thou s an d s of
hours, collectively, to provide boating safety, yet each
summer lives and property are lost from lack of con-
forman c e to even the s impl es t s afety meas u res . Is
there a b etter w ay to ac c ompl is h ou r goal s ? Can w e
w ork s marter in s tead of hard er an d get more d on e?
We thin k there is an d w e c an . By d evel opin g a great-
er in ter-rel ation s hip b etw een ou r pers on n el an d ou r
programs , rather than expen d in g extra en ergy in s pec ial -
ized effort, w e b el ieve w e c an in c reas e ou r effec tive-
n es s , improve b oatin g s afety, an d ed u c ate the pu b l ic
about our function. J ust because the Auxiliary has
d on e a good job in the pas t is n o reas on n ot to expl ore
al tern ative ac tion s for the fu tu re. This artic l e is w ritten
tostimulate newthinking of old guidelines and to sug-
ges t w ays to improve ou r effic ien c y.
The c orn ers ton e of ou r approac h is in ter-rel ation s hip,
particularly among the programs specifically aimed
at the public. Here are some examples of how it would
w ork:
1. Public Education courses would bedirected toward
l oc al c on d ition s an d u s e. There is a major d ifferen c e
b etw een b oatin g on a river, an in l an d l ake, or the Great
2. P E c ou rs es w ou l d in c l u d e an expl an ation of the
USCG-AUX, its programs and services to the public.
3. Membership Training would encourage all pro-
spective members to become thoroughly familiar with
BS&S rules.
4. MTO w ou l d al s o en c ou rage memb ers to c ompl ete
as many as possible of the seven Operational Specialty
Cou rs es , thu s as s u rin g a fu l l c ompl emen t of ac c red ited
personnel within the flotilla.
5. Operations would stress the need for members to
follow the rules and correct procedure at all times, as
they are teachers of the public by example. CMO
w ou l d d o the s ame in c ommu n ic ation s .
6. OPOwould further point out that making anassist
provides an excellent opportunity to "sell" the PE
c l as s es to thos e b ein g res c u ed , as preven tive meas u res
again s t fu tu re n eed of as s is tan c e.
7. Ves s el examin ers w ou l d expl ain reas on s for l egal
requ iremen ts to b oaters , n ot ju s t poin t ou t an d rec ord
n on -c ompl ian c es , thu s givin g a min i-l es s on of the BS&S
c ou rs e.
8. VE w ou l d expl ain reas on s for ad d ition al requ ire-
ments for Decal Qualification, thus emphasizing the
P E c ou rs es .
9. Public Relations would be informed of all opera-
P AGE 22
tions, PE classes, membership training, growth and re-
tention, and CMEs. This would provide the PRO with
more material for artic l es , b road c as ts , an d other ad -
vertising of the Auxiliary.
These examples do not imply that staff officers
s hou l d d o more w ork. On the c on trary, they en c ou rage
al l memb ers to b ec ome ac tive, on goin g s al es pers on s of
the Auxiliary and its purposes. We believe the more
you in terw eave on e program in to an other, the greater
the results will be. Wethink considering our programs
as asingle, combined effort topromote boating safety,
rather than as s eparate ac tivities , w ou l d improve ou r
pu b l ic image, promote b oatin g s afety, an d u l timatel y
s ave more l ives .
Norman Hin tz
ADSO-PEY, Dist. 9(WR)
Barbara Siebel
SO-PR III, Dist. 9(WR)
Earl y B oat In sp ec ti on an d Reg i strati on
a Suc c ess i n New Mex i c o
New Mexic o State P arks an d Rec reation Departmen t
hel d a pre-s eas on b oat in s pec tion an d regis tration at
variou s c ities in the s tate. The U.S. Coas t Gu ard A u xil -
iary, Divis ion II w as in vited to partic ipate fol l ow in g
the state inspection. This is the first time this type of
ven tu re has b een attempted an d the res u l ts w ere very
gratifying with many boats being inspected and regis-
tered before going to N.M. lakes. An excellent rapport
was established between the State Parks and Recrea-
tion Department and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
The first inspection was held in Albuquerque, N.M.
inMarch at the State Fair grounds with Flotilla 24and
Flotilla 22members following the State inspection with
CME's. The inspection was held for two days on two
week-ends and hundreds of boats were trailed to the
State Fair Grounds for inspection. Harry and Stella
Luck, members of Flotilla 24, brought their trailer home
tothe inspection and werehosts tothe State Parks and
Rec reation Departmen t offic ial s an d USCGA memb ers
partic ipatin g in the in s pec tion .
The State Parks and Recreation Department held
thes e in s pec tion s at variou s c ities arou n d the s tate an d
the nearby Flotilla members followed with USCGA
Safety Inspection.
Flotilla 24 has exceeded her CME quota for the
year, which is a wonderful beginning for our SAFE
Lillian Manser,
AUGUST 5, 1977




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SUMMER. 1977
P A GE 23
Ov err Out an d
Say Ag ai n
Flotilla 12-11, 9 CR, presented a tape at the National Con-
ference in San Antonio which was written and produced by
J ohn Heasel (ADSO-PES, SO-PE XII 9 CR)_
If you are old enough to remember Abbott and Costello's
"Who's on First" you will feel at home. Also please note that
radio procedure is correct. We narrate:-
Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. Thru the miracles of
electronics weare not only able to record existing radio trans-
missions, but we are now able to record transmissions from the
future. With this in mind, and with new members joining the
Flotilla and Division this coming year, we have listened into
the future to record the following conversation between 3
Auxiliary boats and the St. Clair Shores Coast Guard Station.
Unfortunally the 3new Auxiliarists had the lack of wisdom to
name their boats as follows; OUT, SAYAGAIN, and OVER.
Solets listen inwhile the Auxiliary Vessel OUT, the Auxiliary
Vessel SAYAGAIN, and the Auxiliary Vessel OVER talk to
the S1. Clair Shores Coast Guard Station.
OUT St. Clair Shores C_G_, St. Clair Shores C_G_,
this is Auxiliary Vessel OUT, over.
Auxiliary Vessel OUT, this is Auxiliary Vessel
Auxiliary Vessel OVER, this is OUT, over.
Auxiliary Vessel OUT, this is Aux. Vessel
OVER, say again your message, over.
SAYAGAIN Auxiliary Vessel SAY-AGAIN to the vessel
calling, this is SAYAGAIN.
Auxiliary Vessel SAYAGAIN, this is AWL
vessel OVER, we are trying to contact Aux.
Vessel OUT, over.
SAYAGAIN Aux. Vessel OVER, this is SAY-AGAIN, roger
your last, we thought we were being called,
Roger SAYAGAIN, Aux. Vessel OUT, this is
Aux. Vessel OVER, over.
Aux. Vessel OVER, this is Aux. Vessel OUT,
Aux. Vessel OUT, this is OVER, send your
traffic, over.
Aux. Vessel OVER, this is OUT; negative
traffic for you we are trying to contact S1.
Clair Shores C.G., Aux. Vessel OUT, out.
Vessel calling S1. Clair Shores C. G., this is
S1. Clair Shores C. G. over.
Shores C.G., this is Aux. Vessel OUT, over.
Aux. Vessel OUT, switch and answer 23,
Shores out.
SHORES, this is OUT, say again the channel,
OUT, this is Shores, I say again the channel
23, 23, Shores out.
Roger, 23 SAY-AGAIN out.
Roger 23, OVER, out.
Roger 23, OUT, out.
Aux Vessel OUT, this is Shores, send your
traffic, over.
Ah. Shores, this is OUT, request permission to
secure from Patrol to make temporary repairs,
we're taking on water.
OUT, this is Shores, say again your last, over.
Shores, this is SAY.AGAIN, over.
AWL Vessel SAY-AGAIN, please stand by,
we are trying to contact OUT, out.
Roger Shores, SAY AGAIN out.
Aux. Vessel OUT, this is Shores over.
Shores this is Aux. Vessel OVER, over.
Aux. Vessel OVER stand by, we are trying to
call Aux. Vessel OUT, out!
Roger Shores, Aux. Vessel OVER, out.
Shores, this is OUT, over.
Aux. Vessel OUT, this is Shores, over.
Shores, this is OUT, we request permission to
secure from patrol to make temporary repairs,
we're taking on water, how on that?
OUT, Shores, stand by, over.
Shores, this is OVER standing by OVER, out.
Shores, this is SAYAGAIN standing by on
23_ SAY-AGAIN, out,
Roger Shores, OUT standing by, over.
OUT, this is Shores, you have permission to
return to station, anything negative? over.
Shores, this is OUT, everything is negative,
we're sinking! Aux. Vessel OUT, under and
out. (bubbles)
SHORES Roger that! Shores Out.
Youhave just left the twilight zone.
This has been aTwelve Eleven Production .... Written and
produced by J ohn F_ Heasel (ADSO/PES,SO/PE XII 9CR),
Directed by Richard V_ Olson (VFC 12-11)_ Starring: Frank
B. Bogie (ADSO/MAP, FSO/MA 12-11) as the Auxiliary Ves-
selOVER. J ohn F. Heasel as the Auxiliary Vessel OUT,
J ohn W_ Whelan (FSO/SR 12-11) as the Auxiliary Vessel
SAY-AGAIN_ Linda H_ Heasel (SO/SR XII, FSOIOP 12-11)
as the St. Clair Shores Coast Guard Station.
Linda Heasel, SOISR Division 12, 9CR and FSO/OP
FL_12-11 who played the part of St. Clair Shores C.G_
on the taped skit is an old hand at the radio. She joined
the Auxiliary in February 1976 and during that year
recorded 108 hours of Support Missions part of that
time on Communication Watches. She is an Instructor,
Vessel Examiner, Communication Inspector and has
completed Patrols, SAR and Communications Special-
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Reimbursement Under Orders, 305:33-35, 412:146-147,
J Il
Removal from Office, 30!i:86, 97, 10:1,110
Reports, ~
dca, 412:30-31
financial, 412: l42144
offic ers , s ee aff'iccrs
: II
Rc qual i f i c ati on , CI~,[T, a02: 21-2: 3
-n o =-
CI. Requisitions. an n ual , sup p l y, 1112 : 8 1- 8 2
- 0
Hc sc I' YCS, uulizatiun by CG, ; 305: 22-23
-" ,
Responsibility of Owner, :105:27, 29
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.. ' t I
n : l : l '. Review s , c ivil ri g h ts, c ompl ian c e, 412:164
: I
Ribbons, order of wearing, 404:64
: I >~
Ru l es , s tan d in g, s ee Stan d in g Ru l es

Safety Patrols, 305:25, 35-37
Z e1
: I
Sea Explorer Ships, sponsorship of, 305:14, 18
:1> ;;

-< Search and Rescue, SAR, 302-1:88-102
Search and Rescue School, 412:86
Secretary, duties, 412:136-137

QZ 0
Semin ar Requ iremen ts , 302:21-23, 412:85

Signs, patrol, 305:3132, 37
Solicitation of Advertising, 305:68
: II
Solicitation of Funds, 305:63-64
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Specialty Courses, 302:2328, 412:82
Specialized Training, 412:85
c n
F i i
Staff Officers, 412:134-139
: I
district, 305:99-100
division, 305:104
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national, 305:87-88
pennants, 404:89-94
Staff Symbols, CG, 412:29
Standing Rules, 412:101-110
district, 305:98,412:109
division, 305:104, 412: 109
: II
flotilla, 412:109
national, 305:87, 412:109
past DCa association, 412:110

State Law Enforcement, 289:7


Ves s el Examin ation Offic er, d u ties ,
VHFFM Radio, 305:5760
Viloations of Regulations. 21\9:I,nI.I7. 112:11~1-l9
Voluntary Patrols, 305:3537
Voting by Membership, 305:3, 6, 412:lO3104
Waiver of Facility Inspection, 305:1, 29
Wrecks, marking of, 412:149151
State Equipment Requirements for CME, 2R9:112124,
State Patrols, 305:26
State Requirements NOT affecting CME,
Supplies, 3021:74, 305:7:\74
Support by CG, 305:7379
Su pport Mis s ion s , 305:2526
Su rpl u s P roperty, govern men t, ;305:76-78
Status 1Facility, 305:31)37
Status 2Facility, 305:29
Status 3 Facility, 305:35
Transfer of Member, 305:9, 412: 1113
Transceiver, portable, 305:5152
Travel Expenses, 305:70, 412: 152156
Travel Orders, 305:70
Tax, income, regulations, 305:63, 412: 174175
Uniform, 404:149, lO7111)
authority to wear, 305:4, 412: I
chart, ;)021:71), 40449
during CM!':, 21\9:25, 404:19
insignia, 302 L:fifi67,'1IH:7:3
l i mi tati on s on w eari n g , : 30i ): 4, st, ,I(),I r. : 3, 1. 19, <12
on patrols, 305:01, ;lfi
l ax d ed u c tion for, 412:17!)
w h en aug men ti n g CG, : m: ,): 2-1
Uniform Manual, CG404
Unit Administration, 412: 1011:19
Un it Meetin g Record, 412::1tl -!):j
Vacancy in Office, 305:85, 96, !O2, 1lO
Verbal Orders, 305:27.30
eligible for CME decal, 289:2.4
fac il ity, s ee Fac il ity
identification, 289:13.19
public, 412:146
rad io requ iremen ts , 305:50-51
A P rod uc ti v e V i si t to
th e Sev en th Di stri c t
To get things rolling for the Department of Opera-
tion s this year, a c omb in ed s emin ar an d meetin g w as
accomplished in St. Petersburg and Sarasota, Florida.
Coast Guard Group St. Petersburg provided the scene
for a mos t in teres tin g l ook at their operation s train in g
program. The program (as d oc u men ted in an earl ier
issue of the Navigator), consists of three phases. Desk
Observer Training (DOT), Operation Boathook, and
Operation Skyhook, are al l b l en d ec i in to a perfec t
example of Coast Guard and Auxiliary coordination.
The res u l tin g s tatis tic s are a trib u te to the s u c c es s of
the program. Activities witnessed at this seminar will
provide valuable guidance to the personnel of this De-
partmen t in fu tu re projec ts c on c ern in g s tan d ard ization
and coordinated efforts. The hospitality provided by
Grou p St. P ete is to b e rememb ered as a major c on tri-
b u tion to ou r vis it.
Flotilla 84, Sarasota, Florida, provided their building
for ou r u s e in the meetin g portion of the ac tivity. A t
this meetin g, ou r c ou rs e w as c harted an d projec ts w ere
d is c u s s ed . Some of the major topic s in vol ved w ere:
National CE Schools; Marine Dealer Visit Campaign;
Operations Control Centers; Air-Surface Training Ex-
erc is es ; Commu n ic ation s Sys tems ; Operation al A w ard
Requ iremen ts ; Departmen t of Commerc e Hon or Rol l
.for Chart Updating.
These and other topics have evolved into major pro-
jects within the Department. The opportunity to con-
duct ameeting early inthe year has afforded us agood,
productive start. Completion of our projects will cer-
tain l y b e pos s ib l e at a mu c h earl ier d ate, b ec au s e of
the meetin g.
Ou r A u xil iary "Hosts" in the Seven th, provid ed u s
w ith the n ec es s ary in gred ien ts for a s u c c es s fu l vis it.
Tran s portation , qu arters , an d a meetin g pl ac e w ere al l
provid ed b y a mos t c on gen ial c rew of A u xil iaris ts .
Their as s is tan c e w as mos t impres s ive an d apprec iated .
Charles H. Babb,
Watc h Your Watc h
We have recently have been informed by Charles
K. Reaves, DSOVE, 7th CGDAUX that when youpilot
a b oat you s hou l d exerc is e c au tion to in s u re that you r
battery operated watch, in particular digital watches,
if you are w earin g on e, d oes n ot affec t you r n avigation -
al c ompas s .
A l w ays b ein g a s keptic , w e took ou r l arge n avigation -
al c ompas s to several local jew el ry s tores an d c hec ked
SUMMER, 1977
Members of the Department of Operations partici-
pated in a meeting/seminar at St. Petersburg and
Sarasota, Florida, in February. Pictured from left to
right are: Phillip Conley, DVCOV; GeorgeDonavan,
DVCOC; LCDR M. L. Beaty, Headquarters; Jack
Dalton, PRCO (Host); Robert Mitchell, PVCO (Host);
Thomas Cook, DVCOA; Charles Alden, DVCOU;
Charles Babb, DCO; Frederick Ewalt, DVCOS. The
building in the background is the outstanding head-
quarters of Flotilla 84, Sarasota, Florida, Andrew Gant-
ner, Fe
toseeif battery operated watches would affect it. The
res u l ts w ere more than s hoc kin g. We d is c overed vari-
ou s amou n ts of d eviation s , either w es t or eas t oc c u rred
with several well known battery operated watches and
inparticular with digital watches. Wetried this experi-
men t hol d in g the w atc h at variou s d is tan c es from the
c ompas s from s ix in c hes to five feet an d s til l the devia-
tion oc c u rred , al thou gh l es s pron ou n c ed as the d is tan c e
from the c ompas s to the w atc h in c reas ed .
Therefore, w e s tron gl y rec ommen d that if you w ear a
battery operated watch, and in particular a digital
Phillip W. Conley,
Charles D. Alden
P A GE 27
Han g ar Tal k
In the last issue of the NAVIGATOR I commented
that man y of the c ompl ain ts from A u xil iary aviators
that they are not being used probably arose from the
lack of an established need in the first place. The sur-
vey mail ed ou t to aviation memb ers in 1976 b rou ght
forth a n u mb er of thes e c ompl ain ts b u t n ow it appears
that this was just the tip of the iceberg. In researching
the files that came with this office, I have discovered
that of the 216 names of aviation members on the
roster of 1975year end which was used for the survey,
only 80 of these names still appear on the current
ros ter of ac tive aviation memb ers . To me this mean s
that 136of our Auxiliary aviators voted with their feet
an d quit . a mu c h more s eriou s s ymptom of the prob l em
than just afewletters.
.Now we have grown back to a respectable 134 plus
aircraft fac il ities w ith al l in d ic ation s that rec ru itin g is
c on tin u in g in man y areas . I for on e w an t to s top this
exod u s of d is appoin ted aviators an d s tart givin g the
Coast Guard the operational help that our aircraft
could provide. Many of the letters that I have received
tel l of real progres s in the in tegration of A u xil iary air-
craft into the plans for this season's safety patrols.
Additionally these letters indicate that the flotillas
know why they have the aircraft and what they will
dowith them. This is good news for holding on to the
aviation memb ers w e n ow have b u t u n l es s other fl otil -
l as d o l ikew is e an d in c l u d e their airc raft in their patrol
ac tivity, or in the c as e of al l airc raft fl otil l as , u n l es s
this isdone b y the d ivis ion or d is tric t c oord in ation l evel
there just may be more "foot voting" in store for the
air operation s program.
On the other side of the coin, a real goal for the
Auxiliary aviation program would be tohave dedicated
airc rew s w ho fu n c tion as an effec tive part of the air/
s u rfac e team, ac tin g as the eyes for the ves s el s on
patrol , c hec kin g aid s to n avigation for d is c repan c ies ,
performing c ou rier fl ights for the Coas t Gu ard , l oc atin g
~lstressc as es to min imize s u rfac e travel , or perform-
mg iceand pollution patrols. Hopefully those of us who
didnot walk out will bedoing these things this year and
domg them so well that there should never again be
heard the complaint that nobody cares about the avia-
tion memb ers hip.
Thomas R. Cook, J r.
P A GE 28
A ir Operation s P atrol s are in teres tin g, ed u c ation al
and fun! How do I know? Well come fly with me any
weekend on a typical Pollution Overflight Patrol.
The day begins with a call from home to the Phila-
delphia flight service to check current and projected
wind, and weather for the Delaware Valley. Its "go"
s o w e c l imb in to ou r ow n A ir Operation s Ju mp Su it.
Nowaquick call toBase Gloucester for any last minute
instructions, then off tothe airport. A final call toflight
service tofile aflight plan.
At Chester County Airport Coatsville we may meet
one or two observers who will help pull the plane out
of the hanger and double check me on the plane's pre-
flight. A last minute check of the planes communica-
tion s s ys tem an d an en gin e ru n an d off w e go in the
wild blue yonder. Wemay head for Cross Keys or Burl-
in gton airports for ad d ition al ob s ervers or w e may
proceed direct toapoint opposite the N.J . State Capitol
on the Del aw are River to b egin ou r patrol . We l et d ow n
to600feet above river level and proceed tofly along the
n orth an d eas t b an k of the river in a s ou therl y d irec tion .
Our observers are on the alert for pollution sightings
binoculars in hand and chart book in lap. In as much
as w e have s everal extra ob s ervers ab oard this trip,
they will be involved in chart updating checking aids
to n avigation .
A rain b ow s heen is s potted on the river s u rfac e as
w e approac h an in d u s try. The oozin g of the rain b ow
s heen w hic h in d ic ates oil on the w ater s u rfac e is trac -
ed by our Pollution Observer to a feeder stream from
the industry. We come about and do a 360 degree in
order to take photographs and detail size of the spill.
Now we are on the radio to C.G. Base Gloucester ad-
vis in g them of ou r fin d in gs . \Ve move on d ow n river.
As we approach the end of runway 33 at North Phila.
A irport, w e ad vis e the tow er of ou r l oc ation for pu r-
poses of safety. A tap on my shoulder alerts me that
our chart Updating/Aids to Navigation observer has
sighted a range marker down and it dully noted for
transmittal tothe base.
We are al mos t hal fw ay on ou r patrol . Now for s ome
"R an d R" for ou r fin e c rew (res t an d rec u peration ).
The trip d ow n took ab ou t on e hou r an d a qu arter. We
head for some fine food. The hostess is always ready
with a table available for us. Meal over we discuss
s ightin gs , d etail in g in formation for ou r report an d for
alandline call tothe base. The return tothe plane prior
to takeoff the observers switch duties, the pollution
people become chart updating people and visa versa.
Airborne again wefollow the westerly bank to the Del-
aw are river n orth b ac k u p to ou r poin t. The retu rn
trip is u n even tfu l an d the patrol is s ec u red . Now w e
drop off the personnel at their respective airports and
head back to Coatsville airport. Upon landing we
close our flight plan and gas up our plane. The plane
is always ready for a moments notice call up. It has
b een rou ghl y 5 hou rs s in c e l eavin g an d it w as a good
patrol. They are all good patrols! Would you like to
fly with us?
Russell Appler,
3 District (SR)
Notes f or Ch art Up -Daters
1. The U.S. Coast Guard should be advised direct-
ly regarding: (a) aid to navigation deficiencies, (b)
rec ommen d ation s to es tab l is h n ew aid s , (c ) rec ommen d -
ations to relocate existing aids, (d) Light List errors,
(e) unauthorized aids, and (I) channel shoaling (for
NoticetoMariners as appropriate) with advice of action
taken toNOAA-National Ocean Survey for Chart Up-
Dating credit.
2. For reports on Corps of En gin eers permit w ork,
a chart number and, preferably, a marked chart sec-
tion s how in g a prec is e pos ition s hou l d b e in c l u d ed .
Occasionally vicinity maps are not complete enough to
determine what chart is being affected. And chart
up-daters should remember that some items such as
lOa-foot pier on a 1:80,000 scale chart cannot be
shown and by the same criteria a 25-foot pier could
not be shown on a 1:20,000scale chart. Thus reports
on projec ts s mal l er than thos e are of min imal val u e.
Also reports on small projects on permit work that
ad vis e of s tarts , n o ac tion to d ate, an d progres s are n ot
chartable items. What should be reported is when the
project is completed. The exception would be starts
an d progres s reports on very l arge major projec ts s u c h
as bridge construction, overhead or submerged cable
an d /or pipe c on s tru c tion an d other l on gru n n in g pro-
jec ts of a s imil ar n atu re.
3. Small Craft Facility Field Reports (SCFFR)
are of value but only if all appropriate boxes have been
completed. The "New" or "Discontinued" block should
be marked UNLESS there is a change. If that is the
case it should be prominently noted somewhere on the
report. It is s ometimes d if::fic u l tto kn ow w hat "X's" or
c hec k marks mean on SCFFR s o a b etter w ay is to u s e
"Y" for yes an d "N" for n o or a s imil ar c od e.
4. Occasionally reports are dated months before
they are received by the charting agencies. NOAA-
Nation al Oc ean Su rvey, of c ou rs e, c an n ot as s u me the
responsibility for the delay in sending replacement
charts nor for thedelay inreporting credit entering into
AUXMIS in such cases.
5. DONOT save up reports and send them all in
one big batch. Spread out submissions by completing
forms and submitting reports promptly through your
ADSO-OPU. You will probably receive more credit
because NOS will have more time to analyze them if
reports come in on a regular basis rather than all at
on c e. Strive for s tead y year-rou n d prod u c tion rather
than heavy input in the fall.
6. National Ocean Survey (NOS) is receiving an
u n u s u al n u mb er of reports c on tain in g marked s ec tion s
of obsolete charts. THESE ARE NOT BEING RE-
PLACED (per Chart Up-Dating Manual). The ADSO-
OPU should make certain that only current charts are
being forwarded.
7. The useof acopy of achart section rather than
the chart itself has two primary benefits: (1) the mari-
n er is n ot d eprived of havin g a c hart or b ein g forc ed to
buy anew one and (2) the taxpayer's money is saved
by not having to furnish areplacement.
8. A erial reconnaisance is an other w ay to d o c hart
SUMMER, 1977
up-dating work. Chart up-daters using this method
should besuretotake acamera along and include photo-
graphs with their reports.
9. The useof portable tape recorders is agood way
to c ol l ec t ob s ervation s . P repare reports at home u s in g
tapes. DONOT send tapes to the charting agencies.
They have noway totranscribe the tape into hard copy
which is required.
10. Reports are occasionally lost in the mails. Ob-
s ervers may w is h to s erial ize s u b mis s ion s , i.e., the firs t
for the year would be 1-77, the second 2-77, etc. This
wouldhelp everyone tospot missing reports sothat the
ob s erver may b e ad vis ed ac c ord in gl y.
11. Reports that conditions are as shown are of little
value unless they encompass alarge area, and should
b e avoid ed exc ept in rare c as es .
12. ADSO-OPU's should not hesitate to return in-
complete reports to the observer who should be told
what is missing and possibly how to get about getting
the additional data desired and/or desired.
13. NOS encourages USCGAUX participation with
their fiel d teams . A s s is tan c e to them rec eives c hart
up-dating credit points. News media coverage of NOS
field work also obtains credit.
14. NOS accepts reports on any waters for which
charts areavailable. The name and address ofthe chart
producer should be included with such reports.
15. Coast Pilots, Tide Tables and other such pub-
lications are eligible for Chart Up-Dating observation.
Reports on s u c h material are requ es ted an d are en c ou r-
aged. COPIES of affected pages should be included
with such reports. Regular Chart Up-Dating reports
should be cross-checked with the appropriate Coast
Pilot or other publication to see if the same change
might apply.
16. When reporting a new landmark, it would be
of val u e if a c omparis on of its promin en c e to others in
the area were made. A photograph showing the new
landmark and existing charted landmarks would be of
val u e.
Lis ted ab ove are s ome c ommen ts that have b een
made by the charting agencies based upon Chart Up-
Datin g reports rec eived rec en tl y from A u xil iaris ts .
A l l reports have val u e to s ome exten t. How ever, I
am positive that everyone wants. the time that they
spend to be of the most value. Therefore I strongly
recommend that you thoroughly acquaint yourself
with theFourth Edition of the Chart Up-Dating Manual
and with the list above. Wewill continue topass along
c ommen ts rec eived s o that you may in c reas e the val u e
Charles D. Alden
P AGE 29
Semi n ars -
A -l !
Mos t Examin ers b el ieve the "Nu mb er 1 Corn ers ton e"
in theAuxiliary is the Cou rtes y Motorb oat Examin ation
program. Why? Bec au s e w e are a grou p of A u xil iaris ts
w ho are al w ays b ein g train ed in the c l as s room an d in
the field by fellowExaminers, who havehad additional
train in g. The Examin er then takes his train in g to the
boater. This promotes further education to the boater,
who in turn promotes better understanding and helps
to make b oatin g s afer on ou r w aters .
These fellow Examiners who have had additional
training teach us all phases of the CME program from
the CG-289 to the CE Hotline which includes Federal
and Auxiliary changes. I do not believe there is ever a
time when these fellow Auxiliarists are completely
expos ed to al l referen c es n ew an d ol d . In ord er for ou r
Cou rtes y Examin ers to b e expos ed to as mu c h of the
new and the old references as possible, SEMINARS
are the standby for Courtesy Motorboat Education.
Some get tired of listening to the same information
year after year after year b u t. w e mu s t keep ou rs el ves
exposed to our CME program. This is what keeps us
profes s ion al in this program. With the proper Semin ar
leaders this will keep the Seminar interesting, infor-
mative, ed u c ation al , an d w il l promote a b etter qu al ity
examin ation .
Some Examin ers are w on d erin g w hy w e mu s t atten d
aSeminar this year? There has not been enough NEW
ad d ition al in formation to w arran t ou r atten d in g a
Semin ar this year. Wel l , l et's c hec k on s ome of ou r
u n w arran ted ol d in formative Semin ars , an d s ee if w e
s til l thin k s ome of ou r in formative s u b jec ts are u n w ar-
ran ted .
Why are some decals being withheld because the boat
n u mb ers are on the forw ard hal f of the ves s el on the
u pper mos t part of the s u pers tru c tu re?
If a boat owner handed you a nine (9) pound Dry
Chemical Fire Extinguisher, could you tell this boat
ow n er, it is a BI or a B-II?
Why are some 21 foot boats built after 1November
1972 being rejected of a decal issued because of no
federal capacity plate?
Why are s ome b oats rec eivin g d ec al s w hen the b oat
numbers are all jammed together on the forward half
of the vessel?
Why are there at least 55%of the Examiners who do
not know what a CG-2902is?
Why at the pres en t time are s ome Examin ers d eter-
mined toput Facility Inspections on the CG-3594's?
Why d o s ome Examin ers c al l ou r CME programs ,
boat inspections while others call it Facility Examina-
tion s ?
I believe SEMINARS if administered properly will
be agreat asset to the Examiner.
Think about the Questions I have asked. How many
of thes e qu es tion s c an you an s w er? Mos t of the an -
swers are in your CG-289. If you would like further
ed u c ation w ith an eas ier en tran c e for a b etter qu al ity
examin ation c on tac t the mos t in formative pers on in
your Flotilla. Who is it? Your FSO-VE, of course.
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He will know the answers. Your Flotilla Commander
has appointed this Member I Examiner as his FSO-VE
because of his knowledge and the educational status
that c an b e c oord in ated as an in s tru c tion al l ead er.
Phillip W. Conley
Resc ue
Wehad spent the night anchored behind an island
onthe Upper Mississippi River at mile 825.0. At about
1400 on 8 September we heard on VHF-FM that the
J UBILEE, a 100ft. stern-wheel excursion vessel with
250 passengers aboard had run aground at mile 819.
The US Coast Guard Reserve BOSDET in their 18ft.
ou tb oard patrol c raft w ere al read y on the s c en e as
was the Auxiliary facility SAYONARA V, a42ft. twin-
s c rew c ru is er.
The J UBILEE was hard aground, headed out of the
channel. The water depth around her bow was as
little as 2ft. with submerged stumps prevalent. The
BOSDET and SAYONARA V could only attempt to
pull J UBILEE off stem-first since they could not
operate in the shallows ahead of her bow.
I contacted SAYONARA V by VHF radiotelephone,
an d l et them kn ow w e w ere on ou r w ay at fl an k s peed
aboard our Auxiliary facility FIFINELLA, a 32 ft.
s in gl e-s c rew c ru is er. Her tu n n el d rive al l ow s her to
operate in as little as 2ft. of water.
When wereached the scene, FIFINELLA was able to
maneuver in the shallows ahead of J UBILEE and get
alinefromher bow. With this line secured, FIFlNELLA
was able topivot J UBILEE until she was headed back
into the channel. J UBILEE was apparently aground
ononeof the tree stumps, allowing her topivot, but not
move off.
Nowthat J UBILEE was headed back into thechannel,
SAYONARA V and FIFINELLA secured lines to her
bow and attempted to pull her off. Even with J UBI-
LEE'S power added, we were still unable to move her
By this time, Quitealarge spectator fleet had assem-
bled. Weenlisted the aid of J O-V-IAL, a 55 ft. diesel
cruiser. The BOSDET used their hailer to move the
spectator fleet back several hundred yards, then with
SAYONARA V and FIFINELLA pulling hard on the
bow lines, and with J UBILEE'S stern wheel at full
pow er, JO-V-IA L mad e s everal pas s es c l os e ac ros s ou r
b ow s at worst-trim c reatin g the l arges t w ake pos s ib l e.
As each of J O-V-IAL's huge wakes washed J UBILEE
from s tem to s tern , s he w ou l d ris e u p off the s tu mp
an d move forw ard s everal feet.
When J UBILEE finally came free, all 250 of her
passengers cheered, and all of the horns and whistles
of our boats and those of the spectator fleet sounded
at on c e to s al u te the even t.
Richard C. Day, DCP-X
District 2(NR)
A P i c ture i s Worth .

. . . .athousand words. This is an old adage that I am
s u re w e have al l heard man y times , b u t it is es pec ial -
ly true when you are reporting Chart Updating (CU)
and/or Aids to Navigation (AtoN) items. No matter
howexcellent acommand wemight have of the English
language, a picture will almost always tell it better,
or clarify what we have written, or provide the proof
of w hat w e are reportin g. Now ad ays . pic tu res are re-
l ativel y in expen s ive an d al mos t everyon e has a c amera
of on e type or an other. When s u b mittin g pic tu res w ith
your report, you also supply additional supportive data
w hic h is w orth more c red it u n its . For in s tan c e, w hen
you are reporting damage to AtoN's, send a photo to
the Coast Guard unit that you report the damage to.
The photo will assist them in knowing what to expect
when they go torepair it.
Recently while wewere ona trip to the 14th District,
my w ife an d I u s ed ou r In s tamatic an d P ol aroid c am-
eras to rec ord variou s items that w e had d is c overed .
We found that the Instamatic provided excellent pic-
tures under all circumstances, but especially when
reportin g items in c l ear w ater. We have u s ed this
c amera on s u c c es s ive oc c as ion s w hen ob s ervin g CU
items from the air at altitudes from 0-40,000ft. (Before
an y photo b u g w rites me a l etter to offer c ritic is m an d /
or c on trad ic tion s , w e have the photos from higher
altitudes enlarged several times.) I should clarify that
I ow n n o s toc k or hol d an y in teres t in an y man u fac tu r-
er of photographic equipment. We only use what we
have found to be the easiest, less expensive and hand-
ies t equ ipmen t to c arry an d u s e.
There are man y d ifferen t types of s u pportive d ata
that you c an s u b mit w ith you r reports , in ad d ition to
photos. Some of these are listed below.
How man y more c an you thin k of?
After dredging survey from firm that performed
w ork.
Con s tru c tion d raw in gs .
New s paper an d /or magazin e artic l es .
Copy of FCC l ic en s e for an y c ommu n ic ation s tow ers .
Statement (signed) by any firm who has removed an
obstruction in the water. (wreck, rock, piling, etc.)
Anything else that youcan think of that will provide
documentation for your report. DON'T FORGET
Charles D. Alden,
SUMMER. 1977

Lead ersh i p
Much has been said and written about the need for
good l ead ers hip in the A u xil iary. The ob s ervation is
frequ en tl y mad e that a s u c c es s fu l organ ization is b u t
the s had ow of its offic ers an d l ead ers . Likew is e it c an
be said that aprosperous, active and highly respected
Flotilla is the reflection of the leadership that it enjoys.
There is aneed for good leadership in the Auxiliary on
all levels, from the smallest Flotilla to the National
Contrary to the old saying that leaders are born,
not made, the art of leadership can be taught. It can
b e mas tered . Let u s as c ertain the c harac teris tic s an d
qualities that make aman aleader.
A l ead er mu s t have c on fid en c e. If a man d oes n ot
b el ieve in hims el f, n on e el s e c an . En ergy is requ ired .
As aleader he must bewilling todoeverything he asks
of his fol l ow ers an d more. Timin g is a c omb in ation of
al ertn es s , imagin ation an d fores ight.
A leader must be able to reason logically, weigh al-
tern atives , make decisions an d then c on vey his thou ghts
The l ead er n ot on l y mu s t pos s es c ou rage hims el f,
b u t he mu s t al s o in s pire it in others . Bol d n es s reveal s
its el f in a w il l in gn es s to take c han ge, a read in es s to
experimen t, a s tron g optimis m that rejec ts the thou ght
of fail u re.
Con c ern for others is a key in gred ien t of l ead ers hip.
Men will never follow anyone unless they feel he really
cares about them and their problem.
A s tern c od e of ethic s an d a s tron g s en s e of pers on al
moral ity are qu al ities a l ead er mu s t have at the c ore
of his b ein g. A b ove al l , a l ead er mu s t b el ieve in his
people as well as the goal toward which he is leading
Thus certain values doexist; respect, pride, loyalty,
hon or.
Talk and action reflect these things.
The rewards are enormous for those who will lead,
w ho w il l as s u me the c hal l en ge. If en ou gh of u s u n d er-
stand this and live by it the future of the Auxiliary will
b e s ec u re.
Richard Hudson,
P AGE 31
Tak i n g th e B l ac k Mag i c
ou t of
V H F An ten n a Systems
Mu c h has b een w ritten ab ou t profes s ion al is m in
auxiliary communications; however, little has been
c overed regard in g expertis e in the real m of tec hn ic al
u n d ers tan d in g. This is as mu c h a part of profes s ion al -
ismas any otherfacet. Youdonot have tobeadegreed
Engineer tounderstand the following discourse.
Firs t, l et u s c on s id er the total s ys tem in a given c ir-
c u ms tan c e. We have, of c ou rs e, ou r tran s mitter, tran s -
mis s ion l in e an d an ten n a. Then there is the rec eivin g
an ten n a, its tran s mis s ion l in e an d the rec eiver. (See
Figure 1)
Of the total system, the most important considera-
tions (for the purpose of this article) are the antenna
an d tran s mis s ion l in e of the s tation w hic h is tran s mit-
ting at the moment. Let's talk first about the antenna.
Mos t of u s u s e a "gain " an ten n a. The w ord "gain "
is a termin al ogic al in exac titu d e b ec au s e the an ten n a
does not really multiply our power. To get an idea
of what happens, let's look at Figure 2. Here, we are
u s in g u n ity gain an ten n ae. Vis u al ize a gigan tic ru b b er
d ou ghn u t s u rrou n d in g eac h an ten n a an d repres en tin g
its pattern of rad iation . By the w ay, a "u n ity gain "
an ten n a mean s n o gain , a gain of on e. A t this poin t,
it should be noted that the doughnut patterns shown
are really much larger but are scaled down for the sake
of explanation.
Now , l et's as s u me that w e s tac k s everal more u n ity
gain el emen ts on top of ou r exis tin g on e, In s o d oin g,
our rubber doughnut is compressed from the top and
b ottom, The on l y w ay it c an rel ieve its pres s u re is b y
expan s ion ou t the sides as in Figu re 3. A c c ord in gl y,
if more el emen ts are s tac ked , w e c ompres s ou r d ou gh-
n u t even more, w e c on c en trate more of ou r d ou ghn u t
in the horizontal plane. Therefore, when we use a 3,
6 or 9 d B an ten n a w e are on l y c on c en tratin g the s ame
pow er in a more u s eab l e d irec tion . The s pec ific theory
in vol ved in s tac kin g an d phas in g s ec tion s is b eyon d the
s c ope of this artic l e. In s u mmary, the al teration an d
c on c en tration of the an ten n a's rad iation pattern is real -
l y w hat gives u s ou r "gain". A c c ord in g to a "Theorm
of Rec iproc ity" as it is kn ow n b y an ten n a En gin eers ,
the antenna will exhibit the same gain characteristics
in the rec eive mod e as in the tran s mit mod e.
Nowlet's talk about the dB used in expressing gain.
A d ec ib el is a u n it u s ed to expres s vol tage, c u rren t or
pow er ratios b u t this al s o is n ot w ithin the s c ope of this
pres en tation . Su ffic e it to s ay that a 3 d B in c reas e in
pow er repres en ts a d ou b l in g of pow er an d , c on vers el y,
a3dB decrease represents ahalving of power. For ex
ample, a25 watt transmitter fed into a3 dB antenna
will provide an effective radiated power of 50 watts
(Remember the compressed doughnut). The 50 watts
is a theoretic al figu re w hic h d oes n ot take in to ac c ou n t
l os s es in the tran s mis s ion l in e.
The tran s mis s ion l in e (al s o kn ow n as c o-axial c ab l e,
lead-in, etc.) between the radio and the antenna is the
most critical item in the system. Not just any co-ax
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can beused. It must have a characteristic impedance
that will match both the transmitter and antenna.
This impedance is usually 50 ohms. For maximum
transfer of power all impedances must be matched
closely. This is noproblem inmarine VHF applications
u til izin g c ommerc ial l y avail ab l e c ompon en ts man u -
factured with state-of-the-art techniques. However,
w e w il l u s e exampl es in a momen t to b etter expl ain
the effects of a mis-match. All co-axial cables exhibit
s ome l os s an d this l os s is expres s ed in terms of s o man y
dB per 100feet and increases with increasing frequency
b u t this is n o great c on s equ en c e in the rel ativel y s hort
lengths used inboat installations. The two most popu-
lar cables are RG-58and RG-8. The 58is the smaller
of the tw o, is l es s expen s ive, is eas ier to w ork w ith b u t
has ahigher loss.
In addition tothe loss factor, over which we have no
c on trol , there are s everal importan t s itu ation s w hic h
c an c au s e a l os s of pow er in the l in e. In eac h of thes e
c as es "standing w aves " are s et u p. Before goin g on ,
let's talk alittle about standing waves. The total out-
pu t of the tran s mitter is pas s in g throu gh the tran s mis -
s ion l in e to the an ten n a u n d er id eal c on d ition s . When
s tan d in g w aves are s et u p from variou s reas on s (as w e
shall see later) the standing waves are reflected back
and forth inthe line and are not passed ontothe anten-
na. Therefore, the magnitude of the standing waves
is subtracted fromthe total power applied tothe anten-
n a. This phen omen on has the impres s ive titl e of "vol -
tage standing wave ratio" (VSWR) and a treatment
of that is alsobeyond the scope of this article. Weshall
call them standing waves and use the abbreviation of
SWR. The word "ratio" enters into the situation be-
c au s e, w hen w e have s tan d in g w aves , w e are tal kin g
about aratio of forward power (that which goes on to
the antenna) toreflected power (that which is not trans-
ferred to the antenna and is reflected back and forth
inthe transmission line). A typical cause of high SWR
is a mis -matc h b etw een the l in e an d the an ten n a. If
w e have s u c h a mis -matc h, s ome pow er w il l b e refl ec t-
edback fromthe antenna. The greater the mis-match,
the greater the maguitude of reflected power, hence,
the greater the SWR. It does not matter whether the
mis -matc h is pos itive or n egative, i.e., a 50 ohm tran s -
mis s ion l in e w il l have the s ame magn itu d e of SWR
whether connected toa40ohm antenna (10ohms low)
or a 60 ohm antenna (10 ohms high). Conversely, a
50ohmantenna whenconnected toa40or 60ohmtrans-
mission line will exhibit the same magnitude of SWR.
It bears repeating that the above examples are not
l ikel y to oc c u r w hen u s in g c ommerc ial l y avail ab l e c om-
pon en ts , b u t w ere offered on l y to il l u s trate the c on c ept
of s tan d in g waves.
Now , l et's get on to s ome prac tic al exampl es of how
an d w hy you might experien c e a higher than n ormal
SWR. The characteristic impedance of co-axial cable
is d epen d en t on its phys ic al d imen s ion s ; n amel y, (1)
Diameter of the center conductor, (2) Distance from
center conductor to shield and (3) Type of dielectric
(in n er in s u l ation ). Symmetry is al s o very importan t to
the characteristic impedance. By that, we mean that
the c en ter c on d u c tor mu s t remain exac tl y in the c en ter
at every point onthe cable's length. SeeFigure 4. Dis-
continuities inagood cable properly matched toagood
an ten n a c an c au s e s tan d in g w aves . Firs t, l et's d efin e
"discontinuity". To c ommu n ic ation s peopl e it is a
faulty condition within acable or connector. Examples
of adiscontinuity would be (1) A dirty, loose or moist
connector, (2) A poor splice, (3) An extremely sharp
bend inthe cable which would force the center conduc-
tor off center and (4) Crimps in the cable caused by
closing ahatch onthem. Splices in co-ax cable should
n ever b e att-rnpted. If it is n ec es s ary to join tw o piec es
of cable, it should be done with the proper connectors.
A l l the ab ove c on d ition s have on e very importan t
thing incommon and that is that they cause achange
inthe impedance which will manifest itself in the very
s ame w ay as ou rexampl e of a mis -matc h at the an ten n a.
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Standing waves will result.
Therefore, it is very important tobesure that all con-
nections areclean, tight and dry. This especially impor-
tant if they are exposed to the elements or spray. It
is equally important not to have sharp bends in the
cable. Plan therouting of the cable toavoid that. With
the foregoin g expl an ation s , b as ic thou gh they are, it
is hoped that profes s ion al is m in au xil iary c ommu n ic a-
tions will be broadened toagreater extent.
William S. Orr,
rrr-r-r--r-r-r-r-r-r-r-: SHIELD
SUMMER, 1977 P A GE 33
Rad i oStati on , K ey B i sc ayn e
Division VI, 7th Coast Guard District inthe late part
of 1976began having traffic congestion on Channel
16. This c reated a Commu n ic ation s prob l em w ith Coas t
Gu ard Miami Rad io d u rin g A u xil iary SA R operation s .
Miami's SA R d es k, al read y kn ow n as on e of the b u s ies t
SA R areas in the Worl d , b ec ame more c ogn izan t of
our problem after the Director of Auxiliary, CDR Mar-
key, ac ted in ou r b ehal f to c hec k u p on ou r c orn ers ton e
program-Operation s .
A n in formal d is c u s s ion took pl ac e b etw een ou r Divi-
sion Captain, The Director, and the staff officer Com-
mu n ic ation s . The id ea of ou r ow n Rad io Station s epa-
rate from Coast Guard Miami, which would work a
separate frequency, but coordinate all Auxiliary SAR
traffic thru Coas t Gu ard Miami via l an d l in e an d or
radio. It was felt that this could solve our immediate
The c oord in ation of s u c h an u n d ertakin g w as tu rn ed
over to the Staff Offfic er Commu n ic ation s . In tu rn
the talents of the RCO-E, DCP, SO/MT, saloP and
VFC of 6-8were put to use. The 7th District Coast
Guard added tremendous support also thru the Direc-
tors offic e, El ec tron ic s En gin eerin g, Coas t Gu ard
Miami's Commu n ic ation s Staff an d Bas e In d u s trial
pers on el .
Train in g s es s ion s w ere s et u p, Watc hs tan d ers s ou ght,
an d equ ipmen t s ec u red . A l oc ation on Key Bis c ayn e,
Fl orid a w as fou n d an d an A greemen t b etw een Cas a
Del Mar Con d omin iu m A s s oc iation w as s ign ed . The
l oc ation is 300+ feet, c l ear of al l in terferen c e. The id ea
of a Divis ion s ow n Rad io Station for A u xil iary SA R
operation s w as in d eed a u n iqu e on e b u t this on e, w as
c omin g to l ife.
On April 16th, 1977at 0930 a ribbon cutting Cere-
mony took place and Coast Guard Auxiliary Key Bis-
cayne Radio was born. The system consists of a 5 db
anntenna with a40watt Motorola set onthe roof. The
Antenna is 6feet above the roof and Omni directional.
The radio handset is remote tothe Radio Room located
on the first floor of the building. The Association let
u s u s e their Board room. The remote s ys tem tu rn s the
s et on from the Rad io Room an d s ets u p the operation s
for the day.
Rad io Station Key Bis c ayn e is in operation eac h w eek-
end to support the Divisions Auxiliary SAR efforts.
All Flotillas stand Watch under arotating system giving
full support tothe Division.
The Rad io Station has fou r frequ en c ys in operation
Channels 16, 21, 22A and 83A. The Auxiliary Radio
Station is responsible for Channel 83A. Coast Guard
Miami operates off of Channel 16and 22A. The Auxil-
iary SAR vessels then work off of Channel 83A with
the mobility of Channel 16and 22A for working aspeci-
ficSAR case. Should Coast Guard Miami Radio have
togooff the air, then with Channel 21, Key Biscayne
Rad io c ou l d temporaril y c on tin u e to operate al l Com-
mu n ic ation s u n til Coas t Gu ard Miami is on the air
again. Auxiliary vessels donot have Channel 21only
the Coast Guard vessels do but in having this set up,
P A GE 34
DCP-VI, SO-CMand Diraux, with project assistants,
at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, opening U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary Key Biscayne Radio Station. Left to
right: M. Rodriguez, ASO-CM, R. Haggerty, SO-OP,
B. Wellens, DCP-VI, Cutting Ribbon, L. Gordon, VFC-
68, W. Davis, VCP-VI, W. Allgair, RCO-E, W. Wilson,
SO-MT, A Bregman, SO-CM, Shaking hands with
Lt. P. Dufresne, USCG, Representing the Director's
w e n ow have the total c apab il ity for an y emergen c y
that aris es .
Thru the c on tin u ed c ooperation an d c oord in ation of
the United States Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxil-
iary, Divis ion VI's n ew rad io s tation s hou l d hel p main -
tain s u pport of ou r SA R operation s an d eas e the w ork
l oad on Coas t Gu ard Miami, thu s en ab l in g ou r area to
have b etter Rad io Commu n ic ation s w ith the Boatin g
A l l en Bregman
How c an you tel l
w h i c h Sk i p p er h as n ot
met th e Aux i l i ary?
He's the one with the cigarette in his mouth and the
gas ol in e n ozzl e in his han d w ho is rapid l y gain in g al ti-
tude along with the pieces of his last boat.
How d o you tel l the n avigator of an overl oad ed c ab in
c ru is er? A s the b oat is ripped in hal f b y a protru d in g
reef, he's the gu y yel l in g, "Lan d ho!"
A s the b oat c ru is es u p the Mis s is s ippi River, the n avi-
gator who hasn't taken the BS&S course is the guy
pou rin g over a map of d ow n tow n Man il a.
Howbig acrew does a boat without the CME decal
requ ire? On e hu n d red . On e to s teer an d 99 l ittl e
Dutch boys toput their fingers in the holes.
J udith H. Alden
DVC-OU Staff Assistant
P u b l ic A ffairs ~BERT CABLONDE
P u b l ic Med ia Wid e Open to A u xil iary
With tod ay's tremen d ou s in teres t an d grow th in rec -
reation al b oatin g, n ever in A u xil iary his tory has the
pu b l ic 's eyes an d ears b een s o w id e open for ou r mes -
s age.
Certainly we all work long and hard toward high
standards of performance - whether it be PE, VE or
OPS. And everyone who knows us knows we do our
jobs well. But unfortunately not enough people know
u s an d the pu b l ic s ervic es w e have to offer to the n a-
tion 's b oatin g pu b l ic .
Thes e pu b l ic s ervic es are exc el l en t - an d they get
b etter every year. Bu t u n l es s w e get ou t there an d s el l
them toboaters, we're only talking to ourselues. And
our AUXMIS performance record will confirm it.
Any hard-working PR staff officer will tell you that
the pu b l ic med ia c han n el s are w id e open to u s ... provid -
ed we're on the ball ... using available material and
res ou rc es .
If w e aren 't pu b l ic ized an d properl y rec ogn ized b y
the b oatin g w orl d , n o on e's at fau l t exc ept ou rs el ves -
for failing toreach out and grab the brass ring that's
s o eas il y w ithin ou r gras p.
In promotin g the A u xil iary an d its s ervic es , l et's
al w ays b ear in min d that ou r mes s age is n on -c ommer-
c ial . A c tu al l y, it's pu b l ic s ervic e in its fin es t form.
A s far as med ia ac c eptan c e is c on c ern ed , it's "go" al l
the way. All wehave todotoget results is ask.
As one of our District PR officers noted recently,
w herever P E en rol l men ts an d VE exams are l aggin g,
it's 1O-to-1the PR program also is lagging.
One conclusion comes through loud and clear. The
b es t res u l ts - for al l ou r programs an d ou r c ommu n ity
image - c ome from areas w here A u xil iary man age-
men t, at all levels, gives the s ame c arefu l atten tion to
its pu b l ic affairs ac tivities as it gives to other A u xil iary
Someoutstanding PA and PR are being accomplish-
ed in many Districts. It seems that where good staff
appoin tmen ts w ere mad e, an d man agemen t gives s ome
of its atten tion to ou r extern al mes s age, the perfor-
man c e is terrific .
Chartin g ou r c ou rs e throu gh 1977, the Departmen t of
PublicAffairs again islaying primary emphasis onhelp-
ing our point of payoff -the Flotillas ... providing them
with useful materials and handbooks.
If good PR intentions are put into practice, with
d eed s an d n ot w ord s , the Fl otil l as are in a pos ition to
make 1977ablockbuster of ayear.
SUMMER, 1977
Wh at i s Li ai son ?
Liais on is d efin ed as a w orkin g rel ation s hip, a join t
u n d ertakin g of c ommon in teres t, a u n ity of effort for
mu tu al b en efit, a join in g together to gain c ommon
goal s - a teamw ork of tw o s eparate b u t rel ated en ti-
ties .
Liais on is the pers on ific ation an d top priority of the
n ew Nation al Organ ization s Bran c h in the Departmen t
of Public Affairs. Its responsibility is establishing a
mu tu al l y u s efu l in terc han ge w ith the man y n ation al
organ ization s c on c ern ed w ith s afety an d b oatin g, an d
ac qu ain tin g them w ith the A u xil iary - its mis s ion ,
programs an d fu n c tion s .
In the pas t ac ommu n ic ation gap has exis ted b etw een
the A u xil iary an d man y organ ization s s u c h as the Na-
tional Boating Federation, National Water Safety Con-
gress, the Red Cross, American Boat &Yacht Council,
Nation al Safety Cou n c il , etc ., w hic h w as n ot c on d u c ive
to effec tive l iais on or ac hievin g c ommon goal s .
Now w e are on ou r w ay tow ard b rid gin g this gap.
Ou r atten tion an d effort is geared to es tab l is hin g a
fl ow of c ommu n ic ation to ac qu ain t thes e n ation al or-
gan ization s w ith ou r programs , projec ts , s pec ial even ts
an d other in terc han geab l e ac tivities .
We c an ac c ompl is h l iais on an d c ooperation at the
national level. Bu t for optimu m Su c c es s it is mos t im-
portan t to go fu rther. Loc al appl ic ation of l iais on w ork
is in the hands of the Flotillas. At the local level they
c an d evel op their ow n l iais on programs an d w ork w ith
Scouts, Game and Fishery Law Enforcement Officers,
Red Cross, Anglers &Hunting Clubs, national, state
an d l oc al organ ization s .
Weurge the Flotillas, the accomplishers of Auxiliary
programs , projec ts an d mis s ion s , to exten d their efforts
in impl emen tin g ou r n ation al l iais on b y d evel opin g
local liaison with local counterparts.
This, inessence, is what UAISON is all about!
Karroll M. Drapino,
Since my appointment as BC-PCS, project coordina-
tor Stonington, I have had the opportunity to discuss
Stonington with many Flotilla, as well as our National
an d Dis tric t Commod ores . Qu es tion s have aris en ,
w hic h I have attempted to an s w er. A c on s ol id ation of
these, with explanation, will be found on page 36 of
this issue. It may help for better understanding.
William C. Hartman
the answer ...
why NOT Stonington
answer ... WHO has closer ties
.AW' because It is a NEEDED and APPRECIATED
facility for our young cadets at the Academy
WHY ME perhaps the answer should be
WHY NOT YOU but let' s be more specific .
We are the AUXILIARY of the Coast Guard .
CIVILIANS in being ... COAST GUARD in practice
An augmentation is needed at the Academy to pro-
vide a place in which cadets may relax without their
shoulder boards, as youand I can following astrenous,
demanding patrol or SAR. The only difference is that
wecan return home but to them each day is similarily
rigorous and repetitious.
Wework closely with the Coast Guard. Many present
cadets will some day be closely associated with us as
Director. Group Commanders and liaison officers. Our
sincerity nowwill be reflected. Donot construe this to
mean expected repayment in deed, but rather as an
indication of genuine inner service relationship which
we, of nature, strive for. Think, if you will, of your own
new auxiliary members. Early indoctrination means
continuing effectiveness. Not only will Stonington pro-
vide cadet appreciation but, we hope, will open the
avenue of approach toan inner service academic indoc-
National Commodore Mitchell would like to accom-
plish a 100%Auxiliary-Coast Guard service relation-
ship. Wecan do this only by successfully closing out
Phase I "Service Relationship '77." The every auxil-
iaristone dollar sharing can accomplish this. Thanks to
the many who did. I only ask that each flotilla now re-
spond with that small difference between their initial
amount sent and the equivilent of $1.00 per total of the
flotilla membership. Tothose fewflotillas and members
who have not yet responded, can we not also count on
you tomake this an every member auxiliary showing.
During the past, you have been approached many
different ways on the Stonington Project. I assure you
that they were all inour best interest, though confusing.
Replacing this shot gun approach will bedirect, on tar-
get marksmanship for each district with all sights syn-
chronized. Following our successful one-third commit-
ment Phase I there evolves aremaining ninety thousand
dollar mortgage retirement.
A time-distance factor will be established between
the Academy seaport, New London, Conn. and the
home port of each DISTRICT.
This will challenge each District Commodore tochart
acourse, mainly by water, from his home port to New
London, Conn. 50%of the voyage can be by portage.
(All District crafts will be considered seaworthy, as
well as portative.) It is believed that this campaign
factor will benavigational related and, thus interesting.
It will also better identify Stonington and the Academy
NO... NOT AGAIN, but a way to help each other ...
new MERCHANDISEMART where only the
profits will be needed ' to finalize our committment
No... we promised NO MORE GIMMEE!. .. just the
Weare organizing amerchandise mart directed from
District level. Weare locating sources for desired and
needed items to be marketed to our large membership
market at reduced prices only tomembers of the USCG
Auxiliary. Each itemwill contain amark up which will
bereturned toStonington Project fund ... after Flotillas
sell the item totheir members.
For example: A new approved operational banner
for patrol, regatta and similar facility use. Standard
9 x 48inch size made of nearly indestructable Hercu-
lite material with a standard silk screen letters. Six
gromets for tying, easily rolled into a 10 x 1inch roll
for storage. Flotillas will order at $7.50 per set. Sell
or buy for the flotilla members at $9.50 per set and
return $2.00 to our Stonington Project. Regular hard
boards retail at about $15.00. BUY THIS AND YOU
This is only one of the many items available through
every district "TASK FORCE" to be implimented in-
directly. Detailed catalogue sheets will be available
soon. But don't wait, ask your commander about this.
Wewill acknowledge all inquiries.
W.C. Bill' Hartman BC' PCS //
SUMMER. 1977
CUJ O~l'let'l
J ackie Ellisor
During the National Conference at San Antonio in
April, the same Questions were asked, repeatedly.
Letters to your District Staff Officer ADSO-PRW
and articles appearing in the Navigator have dissemi-
nated all information currently available. Please refer
to you r Navigator c opies an d s ave the artic l es on u n i-
forms and related items as a handy Quick reference.
Here are s ome an s w ers to qu es tion s frequ en tl y as k-
1. Thepast offic ers d evic e is w orn w hen the in s ign ia
of the pas t offic e is b ein g w orn . Exampl e: If a memb er
has b een a Dis tric t Commod ore an d then is appoin ted
tothe District or National staff, he wears the shoulder
boards of the District Commodore and the past offi-
cer's device. If he elects to wear the shoulder boards
of the office he now holds, he does not wear the past
offic ers d evic e.
2. There w il l b e n o pattern s for the n ew u n iforms .
Please donot make or try to make them yourself.
3. The Blazer is not part of the approved uniform.
Donot wear the hat, name tag, or any part of the ap-
proved uniform with it.
4. If you wear any jewelry with your uniform it
should besimple. Please! Nogaudy jewelry. If youdo
w ear earrin gs pl eas e w ear a s tu d type, even if you have
pierc ed ears .
5. Bu tton s for w omen s ' u n iforms c an b e pu rc has ed
through the National Store by your District Materials
Officer. There is the 24-ligne Pocket Button, 28-ligne
Women's Coast Button, and the 24-ligne Prong- Type
Button for the Women's Hat.
6. The Windbreaker is coming in now and they do
fit properly. Youwill enjoy wearing them.
7. It has c ome to my atten tion that s ome w omen
are w earin g parts of their u n iform w ith c ivil ian c l othes .
This is against regulations. It must not be done.
Onelast thought. If youare going towear auniform,
wear it with pride. Stand erect. Pull back your shoul-
ders. Pull in your tummy. Tuck in the buttock.
If you have an y qu es tion s d o n ot hes itate to d rop me
anote at P. O. Box 13065, Austin, Texas 7871l.
Jac kie El l is or,
SUMMER. 1977
For her outstanding work for the Women of the Aux-
iliary, Jackie Ellisor was presented the Certificate of
Administrative Merit. RADM David Lauth presents
the ribbon.
Sal ty d oes Ch art Up d ati n g
Rec en tl y the fol l ow in g c on vers ation w as overheard
between "Salty Stay In Port" and "Sweetwater CU".
"Tell me Sweetwater, why in the world should I
participate in Chart Updating?
Well, Salty, for starters it is something you can doin
a b oat. You are a b oater aren 't you ?
Ohyes, the wifeand I liketosit onthe boat and suck
u p gin an d ton ic s .
Doyouever leave this comfy berth youhave here?
Sometimes. It's alot of work you know. - Blowthe
bilge and all that jazz, but we do go out occasionally.
On c e l as t year w e w en t ou t; on e even in g it w as . I w as
heading out following the chart when all of a sudden
there was a whole cluster of lights on shore that I
knew weren't there, at least the last time I went by
they w eren 't. I w en t c l os er, ou t of c u rios ity, an d there
s ata s pan kin g n ew marina, launch ramp an d al l . Wow !
Hey, Salty, I thought you didn't do any Chart Up-
dating; all you had todowas write that upon NOAA
form 77-3 (3 copies) and send to your ADSO-OPU.
By golly, Sweetwater, if that's all there is to it, I
think I know acouple other things different from that
new chart I just purchased and I am going to check
them out and write them up."
How ab ou t you ?
Arnold J . Albrecht,
AUGUST 5, 1977
176 Can d i d ates f or Ai m 1976
Most of us know that Academy Activity Week, now
d es ign ated P rojec t A IM. w as ac c epted as a s pon s or-
ship by the Auxiliary in 1955and the first group of 72
candidates reported at the Academy on 17 August,
Wehave finally located one of these candidates who
is still on active duty in the Coast Guard. He is CDR
David F. Cunningham, presently stationed in the 9th
Coast Guard District, who kindly furnished us with
the accompanying photograph taken of 10candidates
whoattended. CDR Cunningham has identified several
in the photo. How ever, w e w ou l d b e in teres ted to l earn
of any others who participated in that initial program.
CDR Cu n n in gham is c en ter. rear row , in the photo.
Final statistics onPROJ ECT AlM 1976areas follows:
Attended. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Applied . . . 132or 75%
Finalist. . . . 103or 58%
A ttain ed s c ore for
Principal Appointment.. .. .. . .. 32or 19%
A ttain ed s c ore for A l tern ate 23 or 13%
Required score Finalist.. . 3200
Required score Appointment. . 6300
Required score Alternate .6000
It is gratifying that almost one-third qualified for a
P rin c ipal or A l tern ate A ppoin tmen t b u t w e d o n ot kn ow
at this time how man y w il l rec eive an d ac c ept an ap-
pointment. It is expected that 175 candidates will
attend PROJ ECT AIM during 712August 1977. The
PIO at the Academy has planned a complete pictorial
c overage of this even t. Loc al memb ers of A u xil iary
have agreed to as s is t in the regis tration of c an d id ates .
A u xil iaris ts are remin d ed of the n eed for pic tu res
an d artic l es of his toric al in teres t for ou r n ew d is pl ay
cases at the Coast Guard Academy Museum. BC-PCA
Cripps has arranged for this exhibit and wemust sup-
port him with suitable material for the cases. We are
pleased tc report that the Coast Guard Academy has
in c l u d ed in the c u rric u l u m for their orien tation c l as s es
c ompl ete in formation on the ed u c ation al an d opera:
tional ac tivities of A u xil iary. This is the res u l t of the
efforts of BCPCA Herschell Cripps.
Paul B. Richardson
At the San Antonio National Conference Paul Rich-
ardson, DVCPC, and friend tc all our AimCandidates
was presented the August Busch, J r. Michelob "Scho-
on er" for his l on g years s pen t in efforts to promote
Boating Safety.
It couldn't happen tc afiner genUemen.
AUGUST 5, 1977
P A GE 38
Th e " Forg otten Man "
The well known "Forgotten Man" might well be the
Division Staff Officer. We see and hear from our
Flotilla Staff Officers at every Flotilla meeting, P.E.
class, CME blitz, patrol and many other times, and we
know that we have District Staff Officers because the
District Commodore needs them to carry out his job.
This l eaves the Divis ion Staff Offic er ou t there s ome-
w here in b etw een .
So l et u s l ook at w hy w e have Divis ion s . The b as ic
A u xil iary ac tivity. train in g an d fel l ow s hip takes pl ac e
inthe flotilla. The purpose of the Division and District
organization is tc provide the flotillas with the means
of carrying out the complete Auxiliary program as it
relates tc the individual member. Due togeographical
separation of the flotillas and the difficulty of close
s u pervis ion an d s u pport from on e c en tral poin t in the
Dis tric t, the Divis ion ad min is tration w as formed to pro-
videthis service tothe flotilla elected and staff officers.
Divis ion offic ers d o n ot u s u al l y provid e d irec t s ervic e to
the members as this is done by the flotilla officers,
elected and staff.
The function of the staff is toassist the elected head
of the u n it an d the memb ers to c arry ou t the mis s ion of
the A u xil iary. Divis ion s taff memb ers are tec hn ic al
experts in their field. They assist their flotilla staff
c ou n terparts b y givin g d irec t s u pervis ion an d d irec tion
tc their activities. They operate through PARALLEL
STAFFING and are the direct link between the flotilla
and district staff officers.
Man y fl otil l a s taff offic ers are n ew an d in experien c -
ed in the staff positions to which they have been ap-
pointed. It is the specific duty of the division staff of-
fic ers to hel p train , s u pervis e, gu id e an d as s is t their
flotillacounterparts intheir duties. This means that the
Continued on page 39
NSB W-An Ex p l an ati on
There s eems to b e c on fu s ion an d mis u n d ers tan d in g
concerning the National Safe Boating WeekCommittee
(NSBWC) and the National Safe Boating Council, Inc.
(NSBC), and the part each plays in the Auxiliary's
boating safety program. The Council (NSBC) was
originally the National Safe Boating Week Committee,
but as the boating safety program became ayear-round
promotion , the Committee w as reorgan ized an d b ec ame
incorporated as the National Safe Boating Council,
Inc. The NSBWCommittee then became asub-commit-
tee w as reorgan ized an d b ec ame in c orporated as the
National Safe Boating Council, Inc. The NSBW Com-
mittee then b ec ame a s u b -c ommittee of the organ iza-
tion . The Cou n c il is c ompris ed of repres en tatives of
the government, both state and federal, volunteer
organ ization s , b oatin g in d u s try an d b oatin g pu b l ic
n ation al organ ization s . In the pas t, the Cou n c il s erved
only to coordinate the annual observance of NSBW.
Nowtwoadditional purposes have been added: Topro-
vid e a c l earan c e hou s e for al l b oatin g s afety in forma-
tion and distribute funds for various safety programs.
The observance of NSBW will, of course, continue to
be the major function of the Council.
May wefurther clarify the functions of the two man-
u al s that s u pport the in formation material s an d c on -
cepts for National Safe Boating Week programs. The
"ACTION MANUAL" was developed by the National
Safe Boating Council, Inc. It replaced the old "KIT".
Theformat of the manual includes hints onhowtopre-
pare rad io an n ou n c emen ts an d n ew s rel eas es , al s o
NSBW materials, where to procure them, their prices,
etc. Also, availability of handouts. It is similar to a
c atal og from w hic h you may ord er the material s you
need. The manual is distributed toall the member or-
ganizationsofthe Council by the National Safe Boating
Week Committee within the Council.
was developed for the Auxiliary by the Department of
Public Affairs. It has acomprehensive format inthat it
was developed toaid Auxiliary units toget ahead start
on NSBWProgram plans, while waiting for the Coun-
cil's material that is sometimes delayed and is distrib-
uted usually in April of each year. The Guide details
thesuggested duties of the NSBWChairman for before,
during and after the period; ideas for programs both
unique and traditional, and avenues of reporting to
ob tain rec ogn ition of ou ts tan d in g c on trib u tion s . There
have beentwodistributions of the Guide - 1800copies
in 1975 and 1800 copies in 1976, 3600 copies in all,
en ou gh for eac h A u xil iary u n it to have at l eas t on e on
The NSBW exhibit displayed last year during the
1976Fall National Conference at Baltimore, Maryland,
w as , from al l c on gratu l atory remarks , a great s u c c es s .
So much so that this year the Department of Public
Affairs again plans to have a display during the Fall
Nation al Con feren c e in Septemb er. Some n omin ees
for the c ertific ate w ho may mis s b ec omin g a rec ipien t,
c an s til l rec eive rec ogn ition of their c on trib u tion
through adisplay of pictures of their activity. It will
be gratifying for all of us if each and every district in
SUMMER. 1977
the nation has at least one representation displayed.
District Chairmen will be notified of the procedures.
fic ate w il l n ot b e l imited in prin t as the "Bicentennial
Certificate" was last year. The Department of Public
A ffairs w il l prin t as man y as it is al l ow ed . This year
weshould beable to satisfy more eligible contributors.
That is ou r aim!
Let's make NSBWactivities sointeresting and popu-
lar that everyone will want toparticipate!
C. Peter Marini,
Continued from page 38
division staff officer should, if pcssible, know personal-
lyEVERY flotilla level staff officer counterpart together
with their needs, abilities, and level of performance.
They should meet with them from time totime to stim-
u l ate ac tivity, c oord in ate efforts an d impart n ew d evel -
opmen ts an d pl an s .
This tends tomake the FSO's feel that they are part
of alarge group and not isolated and forgotten individ-
uals out of touch with events. For the major staff activ-
ities , a s taff memoran d u m is an exc el l en t w ay to keep
in touch. Personal visits to the flotillas for friendly
contacts with the cognizant staff people will do much
to keep the ac tivity goin g an d in the proper man n er.
Whilemaking these contacts, the staff officer must keep
in mind that the staff see that Auxiliary policies and
programs are carried out, but that they don't make
these policies. That is the responsibility of others.
A good, active and smooth-running staff is the best
RETENTION insurance the Auxiliary can have. Now
that youknow about the Division Staff, look them up,
they are great people!
Herb Packard
Reference is made to Gary D. Danforth's letter
(ADSO-OPA (11), concerning the air-fraternity and
chart updating.
Everything said by Mr. Danforth is correct. I agree
that "pilots donot have time tolook at achart cluttered
w ith every ob s tac l e or ob s tru c tion ... " How ever, this
w as n ot a trivial item.
The ob s tac l e in qu es tion w as a 3100 foot mou n tain .
A s l on g as the pl an e w as ab ove the min imu m fl ight
l evel , there w as n o prob l em. How ever, the mou n tain ,
although in the approach path, was not mentioned at
all. The point was, if youdon't know its there, howdo
you kn ow w hy you mu s t ob s erve the min imu m fl ight
Finally, if only one of the hundreds of International
Air Carrier Pilots whohad flowninto this International
Airport at Manila had reported this uncharted moun-
tain, possibly a planeload of passengers would not
have perished.
Dennis L. Woodman,
J .D.
Ch i ef , Mari n e Ch art
Di v i si on , Nati on al
Oc ean Surv ey Rep orts
I think the best way to start this, my first article in
your National publication, istothank those Auxiliarists
w ho vol u n taril y c on trib u te their time, effort, an d kn ow -
ledge to the Chart Up-Dating Program, and to com-
mend Dane and J udy Alden for their leadership and dedi-
c ation to this en d eavor. Sec on d l y, I in vite an y A u xil ia-
rist who has comments or questions about the Chart
Up-Dating Program to write to me personally, and I
will try torespond totheminfuture articles. My address
is: National Ocean Survey, NOAA, (C32), Rockville,
Maryland 20852. Please indicate if you prefer not to
b e men tion ed b y n ame in my artic l es .
The National Ocean Survey (NOS) (then the U.S.
Coast and Geodetic Survey) and the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary developed the chart up-dating concept in
1962in response to the rapid growth of recreational
c raft u s age in the Un ited States an d in rec ogn ition of
the valuable information that could be provided by
b oaters . A l thou gh marin ers qu ite n atu ral l y report
d an gers an d other c hart d efic ien c ies to chartmakers
for the b en efit of others , the formal ization of a join t
program w ith an organ ization of es s en tial l y s mal l -
c raft marin ers w as a n ew c on c ept. Like al l n ew pro-
grams, it took awhile toget off the ground and become
productive. Today, change items submitted by Auxil-
iaris ts ac c ou n t for a s ign ific an t perc en tage of the total
vol u me of items rec eived b y the Marin e Chart Divis ion .
The Divis ion main tain s approximatel y 1,000 c harts -
c l earl y n o s impl e job - b u t the tas k is mad e eas ier
through the support of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
I s u s pec t that thos e n ot in vol ved in c hart u p-d atin g
thin k it is a d iffic u l t an d mys teriou s proc es s . How ever,
ju s t the revers e is tru e. A n yon e c an hel p u pd ate c harts
an ytime they are on or n ear c harted w aters . Simpl y
c ompare c hart featu res w ith ac tu al c on d ition s , n ote
an y d is c repan c ies on the eas y-to-c ompl ete c hart
u pd ate form, an d s u b mit the form throu gh appropriate
channels. It would also help if youincluded a notation
of the marked c hart s ec tion or mad e s ome other form
of d oc u men tation .
For thos e c on templ atin g partic ipation in the c hart
u p-d atin g program, an d for thos e A u xil iaris ts w ho are
al read y c on trib u tin g, the fol l ow in g c hec kl is t may b e of
val u e:
1. Have you in c l u d ed you r Memb er Nu mb er on
the chart update reporting form?
2. A re you u s in g the c u rren t c hart ed ition for you r
3. Is the item you are reporting chartable? A 100-
foot private pier, for example, probably would not be
shown on a 1:80,000scale chart. By the same criteria,
a 25-foot pier may not be shown on a 1:25,000 scale
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4. Is your report prepared carefully? Is it legible?
5. If you 've d is c overed an y aid d efic ien c ies or other
d an gerou s s itu ation , have you firs t reported it to the
nearest Coast Guard unit, with advice to NOS for
c hart u p-d atin g c red it poin ts ?
Inclosing, I offer my personal "well-done" toWilliam
Krouse, Flotilla 81, 3rd CGDA UX(SR); Lester S. Brown,
Flotilla 26, 11th CGDAUX; Flotilla 84, 9th CGDAUX
(ER); and the 7th Coast Guard District Auxiliary for
their aw ard w in n in g ac hievemen ts in the Chart Up-
Dating Program during 1976.
CAPT Donald R. Tibbit, NOAA
Chief, Marine Chart Division
Nation al Oc ean Su rvey
Sp ec i al In v esti g ati on
of Ch an n el Dep th s
With the ad ven t of the in c reas in g popu l arity an d
s al es of c ru is in g s ail b oats , au xil iary equ ipped , c han n el
d epth kn ow l ed ge b ec omes of prime importan c e; thes e
ves s el s have a s u b s tan tial amou n t of d raft, more than
the average pow er b oat.
The charts being issued by Branch Chief, Special
In ves tigation s are pl as tered w ith requ es ts for c han n el
d epth in ves tigation . This is a n ever en d in g in ves tiga-
tion s in c e c han n el s s hift an d c han ge. What is w ors e
than getting hung up on aflood tide?
Those of youwith depth sounders and especially you
l u c ky on es w ith rec ord in g d epth s ou n d ers , are equ ipped
to check channel depths in your local area. What is
needed? An up-to-date chart of largest scale available.
Method of measuring depth. Have patience and be a
good n avigator. A s ec on d pers on to rec ord d ata for
c omparis on to c hart. A n d , may I s u gges t that you ob -
tain acopy of the 4th edition 'Chart Updating Manual'
n ow avail ab l e from the Dis tric t Direc tor. The man u al
has s u gges tion s for c han n el in ves tigation s .
When submitting the NOAA 77-5report (also avail-
able from District Director) it should be complete and
please be accurate with the date and local time of the
ob s ervation .
This type of activity inyou r b oat c an take you to thos e
ou t of the w ay pl ac es that are b ein g s ou ght more an d
more b y today's b oaters .
Arnold J . Albrecht,
AUGUST 5, 1977
Sp ri n g B reak 1977
March 7, 1977a group of cadets, belonging to the
USCG Academy Scuba team again visited Flotilla 13-3
onBig Pine Key, during their spring break, to dive our
l oc al reefs . This year w e en tertain ed s ix to n in e mem-
bers here, while another group stayed at the Marathon
Coast Guard Station. The guest house sleeps ten, so
s pac e w as n o prob l em. Food w as a prob l em again ,
but with the helpof the Flotilla, wemanaged quite well
an d I am s u re that n o on e w en t hu n gry.
The weather was unbelievably good. During the six
days we enjoyed three days of diving Looe Key, two
days of water skiing and one day of snorkeling over the
Content Keys. On the seventh day, sunburned and
laughing, they started back to New London and the
Academy. They took the remains of their last meal,
steak and fried fish fingers, and everything else edible
intheicebox and freezer, and I understand they ate the
whole way back arriving at the Academy with a little
fish left over.
Weweremost happy tohave the Cadets visit us again.
We.have a beautiful photographic account of their
visit, made by amember of our Flotilla. Wehope that
in the years tocome they will remember the Auxiliary
as avoluntary arm of the US Coast Guard that really
c ares .
Beatrice H. Kuhn, M. D.
FC FL. 13-3, Dist. 7
The Coast Guard Auxiliary 13-3will agree that young
Cadets can eat and eat and eat. They have kept records
of the gallons of potatoe salad, uast numbers of fried
chickens, etc. that are consumed at Pine Key at Spring
SUMMER, 1977 P A GE 41
The ladies of the Eastern Area at the Coffee the
National Commodores' wives gave at the Spring Nation-
al Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
The Western Area was well represented.
Winnifred Mitchell admires the one hundred and
fifty year old Coffee urn the hotel let the ladies use.
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As was the Central Area.
District 8 entertained everyone down on the River.
It was great fun!
Marty Herz, DCa 8, with one of the host of trophies
awarded to the Auxiliarist of the 8th for their excel-
lencefor 1976.
By this page of this issue it is unnecessary to tell you
that the gentleman on the right is our RADM David
The National Board hard at work in San Antonio.
Du rin g ou r travel s throu ghou t the c ou n try an d in
corresponding with hundreds of members, we have
found that many flotillas and divisions have their own
headquarter's building. We have noted that many
ofthese are shown onroad maps. Wecalled this to the
attention of NOAA National Ocean Survey and they
have agreed with us that these facilities should be
shown onnautical charts. I amsure that the U.S. Army
Corps of En gin eers c on c u rs .
Therefore, if every flotilla and/or division will submit
a Chart Up-Dating report using NOAA Form 773
and including achart section showing the position of
their facility, these will be added to the chart.
Charles D. Alden,
SUMMER, 1977
Is Your B oat Seaw orth y?
"Why, certainly!", you say. "She handles real well
u n d er mos t of the w ater c on d ition s ."
That may well be. But, "seaworthiness" defies a
precise and definite definition, but has to dowith suit-
ab il ity or fitn es s as to the ris ks u n d er the c irc u ms tan c es
at han d . How ever, the w arran ty of "seaworthiness"
is not limited tothe hull and floatation. It extends to
every fixtu re, appl ian c e, piec e of gear an d tool ab oard ,
regard l es s if on l y temporary or perman en tl y.
tThere have b een man y exampl es of "u n s eaw orthi-
n ess" ,
tA defective doorknob. (The H. A. Scandrett, 87 F
2d 708.)
t A defective block. (Seas Shipping Co. vs. Sieracki,
328us. 85.)
t An improperly lashed ladder. (U.8. vs. Smith, 220
F 2d548.)
t Insufficient lighting. (Crawford vs. Pope &Talbot,
Inc., 206F 2d 784.)
t Grease on deck. (Pierce vs. Erie RR, 165 F Supp
t An improperly placed manhole cover. (Grillea vs.
U.S., 232F 2d919.)
"Bu t, thos e are al l ves s el s . My b oat is a motorb oat,
an d Cl as s A to b oot", you s ay. Neverthel es s , s mal l
pl eas u re b oats on n avigab l e w aters are "ves s el s " in
navigation. Any boat, large or small manned by one
or by ahundred . power great or small . is a vessel.
(46USC Sec. 713; 1USC Sec. 3). The rules apply to
In on e in c id en t an in ad equ ate s teerin g mec han is m
caused one boat to hit another. There the court held
both the manufacturer and the distributor were both
liable for the "unseaworthiness" of the steering gear.
(O.S. Stapley Co. vs, Miller, 447P 2d 248(Ariz. 1968)).
So, if its a "s eaw orthy" boat what you w an t, you have
tosee to its gear and tackle, as well as its hull, decks
and flotation.
Den n is L. Wood man ,
J .D.
Photos inthis issue taken at the San Antonio Confe-
rence are by Earl Simonson, DCP II Dist, 8and Vince
M. Vargas, BCEGT.
Thank you!
Dear Mary Ruth:
Reference March 1977"Navigator", page 14, picture
left column. A picture is indeed worth a thousand
w ord s an d l eaves a more l as tin g impression . s o Hor-
rors! Knowledgeable Courtesy Examiners will realize
that this is aposed picture and FC/Caldwell is not real-
ly applying that decal to that windshield (we hope),
where it would obstruct the view of the operator and
would not be visible from the port side (see CG 289,
page 30, item 2-C-3a). Positioning the decal is a very
importan t part of the examin ation an d the n eophyte
Courtesy Examiner, particularly, could be misled in
viewing this photograph. It would have been easy to
pose the picture properly.
This is submitted with the desire to erase any false
impres s ion s pos s ib l y c reated b y this pic tu re an d to al -
w ays s trive to ac c en t qu al ity examin ation s over qu an -
tity even though both are very desirable.
Sin c erel y,
J im McBride
Division II, 3rd Northern Region
Dear J im:
I'm s u re you real ize the b oat in qu es tion is a joy-rid e
boat and not equipped for adecal. Therefore it is stag-
ed to in form the pu b l ic of ou r s ervic es on l y.
The quote in CG 289says it is preferable on the port
but it is not mandatory.
The cover of the
March, 1977,
Ms. Bird...
... certainly attracts the attention.
How ever, I n ever c eas e to b e amazed as to w hy an
empl oyee of Ford Motor Compan y w on d ers w hy he w as
laid off as he drives away in his brand new Chevrolet!
ThepointI amtrying tomake is that when aCongres-
sional Subcommittee in 1969 interrogating the U.S.
Coast Guard about the lowincidence of lifejackets, the
res pon s e w as s omethin g l ike, "They're u gl y. w arm an d
uncomfortable". That was an interrogation that took
place because the PFD Industry was seeking an oppor-
tunity toinnovate while the Coast Guard had its doors
locked toany idea for aPFD beyond the kapok horse -
collar device.
Sin c e then . mil l ion s of w earab l e, c omfortab l e an d
attractive PFD's have beenpurchased and eagerly worn
by our boating people. Wein the Industry encourage
the Type III "wearable" devices inthe interest of great-
er boating safety.
Yetwhen the Coast Guard, and inthis case the Auxil-
iary, tries to promote s afety, it u s es the hors e-c ol l ar
in a d evic e-il l u s tration in a s ort of d is array. Why?
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The horse-collar devices are probably the most
undesirable ofPFD's available inthe marketplace today,
and yet it seems to be the choice of officialdom when
promoting the idea of safety or fun boating.
For s hame!
Stearn s Man u fac tu rin g Compan y
Editor's Note:
On l y on e c ommen t, Mr. O'Lin k, you are c orrec t ab ou t
comfort. My personal PFD is aType III, but the general
public sometimes chooses a$4.00 "horse-collar" rather
than a$20.00Type III.
Dear Ms. Bird:
While reading the March issue of The Navigator, I
recalled my visit to the Paseo Del Rio section of San
Antonio, which will be one of the attractions of the
Coas t Gu ard A u xil iary's s prin g c on feren c e.
Un l es s s ome c han ges have b een mad e, c on feren c e
partic ipan ts w il l s u rel y s hare my feel in g of amazemen t
an d apprehen s ion w hen they ob s erve the operation of
tou ris t b oats in the San A n ton io river. Thes e b oats ,
operated by boys who were obviously in their teens,
s how ed n o evid en c e of provis ion s for pas s en ger s afety.
The boats had inadequate freeboard, nopersonal flota-
tion d evic es , an d w ere b ein g operated in a hazard ou s
man n er, w ithou t regard to an y "rules of the road ".
There w ere s everal "n ear mis s es " d u rin g my s hort
trip through the Paseo Del Rio section. If one of the
s in gl e ou tb oard en gin es , w hic h are the on l y s ou rc e of
propulsion, had stopped when two of the boats were
about to pass, particularly in the deep section of the
river, the c on s equ en c es c ou l d have b een c atas trophic .
I reported this condition to a Coast Guard officer,
following my return toSt. Louis. It would beinteresting
to l earn w hether the c on d ition s have b een c orrec ted .
If the b oats are s til l operatin g as they w ere, l as t Ju n e,
you w il l have an appropriate an d timel y topic of d is -
c u s s ion for you r c on feren c e.
Sin c erel y you rs ,
Harry H. Pope
Division 3 Flotilla 3 Dist. 2(WR)
Editor's Note:
It hasn't changed but I understand the water is only
2feet deep.
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Dear Miss Bird,
On the advice of Lt. Cdr. "Tay" Tilghman, USCG
Director of Auxiliary, 14thDistrict, weherewith contact
you, as the editor of "The Navigator", in order to ob-
tain s ome more in formation ab ou t this very w orthw hil e
pu b l ic ation .
Lt. Cdr. Til ghman has s en t u s s everal c opies for ou r
perusal, and wenowwonder if the possibility exists for
u s to b ec ome s u b s c rib ers to the magazin e.
We l ook forw ard to you r earl ies t c ommu n ic ation in
referen c e to this requ es t, w hic h w e hope w il l in c l u d e
d etail s of c os ts in vol ved , an d d etail s of remittan c e of
We are pres en tl y on a "han d s ac ros s the oc ean "
exercise with the 14th District Aux., and to this end
have on e of ou r Squ ad ron offic ers vis it w ith Dis tric t
Commodore Paul Dolan within the next few weeks.
Anticipating your early reply, and wishing yousafe
R. Flier,
Squadron Vice Commodore,
South Queensland Squadron
Australian Volunteer Coast
Guard Association 4217
Editor's Note:
We shall see that Mr. Flier receives a copy of the
Navigator b y air mail (n ot third c l as s ) s o he rec eives it
It's still summer on the 15th of September in Louis-
villebut there is atouch of fall inthe air inthe evening.
It should beacomfortable time of the year. Seeyou
in Louisville.
" Si ze an d Serv i c e"
The Ninth District Western Region has by the
l ates t print-out a total of35 air fac il ities , man y d is tric ts
may have more, how ever, 30 of thos e fac il ities are in
one flotilla. Flotilla 38 9(WR) is that flotilla, and we
believe this makes it the largest inthe nation. Size is
not the only boast 38 can make, service also plays a
large part inair operations of 9(WR).
The "Chicago Tribune" newspaper photographer
took to the air with one of the aircraft this winter to
s how Chicago land peopl e an other s ervic e ren d ered
by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the "Ice Patrol." Flotil-
la 38receives many calls to fly over Lake Michigan
s horel in e to c hec k on ic e c overage. This information
is later disseminated for the great lakes shipping con-
c ern s .
Air and surface units of the Coast Guard and Coast
Gu ard A u xil iary w ork in c on ju n c tion for s afer b oat-
in g in the d is tric t. The c ooperation b etw een u n its has
returned boats and aircraft with mechanical problems
SUMMER, 1977
Youn g er Members
You n g P eopl e are c omin g to u s in greater n u mb ers
thes e d ays . They c ome w ith n ew attitu d es , n ew ex-
pec tation s an d n ew id eal s . They w an t to c han ge thin gs
for the better.
If wewant to lead people like this, we must demon-
strate that wedonot fear change, but welcome it as a
w ay of life. The tru th is , few in s titu tion s are more rad i-
cal than the truly dynamic organization. Change is
its lifeblood. Most great organizations change as they
grow -or el s e they d o n ot l on g s u rvive.
Yet in the c on tac ts w e have w ith you n g peopl e,
w e fin d man y of them d o n ot perc eive c han ge as a
d yn amic fac tor in ou r organ ization . Too often they
don't seebeyond the coral reef of rules and jargon that
c harac terize l arge organ ization s . They d on 't s ee u s
responding totally tothe needs of our age.
A s el ec ted offic ers , ou r attitu d e tow ard s u c h n ew -
c omers c an make a b ig d ifferen c e. If a n ew memb er
comes through with an idea, don't just tell the mem-
ber we've looked at that before and rejected it. Cir-
c u ms tan c es may have c han ged . The n ew memb er may
have newfactors or adifferent approach. It is our job
always tobeonthe lookout for ideas that can bedevel-
oped in to c on s tru c tive c han ge.
Except for the basic beliefs, we should be prepared
to c han ge al mos t everythin g ab ou t ou r organ ization .
This is the mes s age w e n eed to get ac ros s to the n ew
generation. Our attitude, as Auxiliary Elected Officers,
will tell the story better than any words .
b ac k to s ervic e in s hort time b y ferryin g parts an d per-
sonnel tothe troubled spots.
Summer "Sunset Patrols," at the peak of the boating
season finds 38covering half of Lake Michigan with
single and twin engine aricraft looking for stranded
boaters. Service- with -sizeis 38.
Ronald G. Samuel,
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Look i n g
Tow ard Loui sv i l l e
The San A n ton io c on feren c e is n ow in the han d s of
the "Mon d ay Morn in g Qu arterb ac ks " an d I am s u re
they canfind fault inthe way the conference was handl-
ed, but if they do not tell the Conference Staff what
they thin k w e d id w ron g, w e may b e s l ow in improvin g
ou r performance.
Starting with the Louisville Conference weplan two
in ovation s d es ign ed to make atten d in g a Nation al
Con feren c e eas ier for al l c on c ern ed :
L PREREGISTRATION; It has been around for
s ometime, b u t few u s e it. To en c ou rage it's u s e, w e are
offerin g a fin an c ial in c en tive. Take a c l os e l ook at the
registration form on the back page of this issue of the
NAVIGATOR. It can save you a couple of dollars at
the n ext c on feren c e b y pre-regis terin g.
Wewill sweeten the pot alittle more by making this
offer; if you c an n ot fin d you r w ife's pin kin g s hears
to cut the form in half, complete the entire form and
mIDI it intact to Allen Bregman, he will forward the
hotel half to them for you. How's that for service?
2. It has always been a mad rush for tables at the
meal functions. All of the same group or from the
s ame district want to s it together an d w hen they c an n ot,
they are unhappy and think bad thoughts about the
Now if you c ooperate b y P re-Regis terin g, b ec au s e
you r pre-regis tration tel l s u s very c l os el y. approximate-
ly howmany tables wewill need at each meal function;
wepropose the following:
At the registration desk we will have table charts
showing the number of places at each table. Normally
each table seats 8. Did you notice you had more elbow
room in San A n ton io? This w as n ot happen s tan c e,
it was planned that way.
The tables will be numbered numerically and those
following the ground rules will have pre-assigned tables
or places. The National Board has requested each
Dis tric t Commod ore have on e tab l e res erved for him
to s eat w homever he pl eas es at his tab l e. This is fin e
if he can fill a table of eight, but if he cannot we will
have tofill it with other people; this means the Corn-
modore will have toget his table assignment from the
registration desk THE DAY BEFORE EACH MEAL
FUNCTION and at the same time tell us how many
pl ac es at his tab l e he w il l u s e. If he over res erves
places, it is back to the Mad Scramble system again.
If a Commod ore n eed s more than 8 pl ac es , w e w il l
try toaccommodate himby assigning places at adjacent
tables; IF hemakes his table reservation early enough,
if he drags his feet, we will have to assign seating at
other available tables. We have to plan very closely
s in c e w e s el d om have very man y empty pl ac e s ettin gs ,
they cost too much.
This offer is also extended toALL DEPARTMENT
CHIEFS and the same ground rules apply as stated
above. It is up to the Department Chief to make the
tab l e res ervation s .
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Table places WILL NOT beassigned, however every-
one should assume that ALL PLACES AT EVERY
every table will be filled even though places are not
marked with place cards and names. So if anyone
res erves 6 pl ac es at a tab l e it is u p to him to ad vis e the
6 people he wants to fill those places. The other 2
places will be assigned to another couple or part of a
group asking for 10 places. The person reserving the
back with the registration desk FIRST!
The s u c c es s of the pl an is d epen d an t u pon you r c o-
operation in :
2. Reserving of table places that you KNOW WILL
BE USED by your group. If you reserve a place for
"Eggbert Auxiliarist" because he said he would try to
make it - BACK to the MAD SCRAMBLE System.
3. Makin g you r requirements kn ow n in ad van c e
an d then n o c han ges after you have mad e you r c orn -
mittment. All tables will be filled in numerical order.
The above system of table assignments will not apply
to functions held outside the hotel nor to functions
sponsored by local auxiliarists. This system DOES
NOT assure you of your choice of table location, Num-
ber cards will be placed onthe tables at random.
You may w on d er w hy w e are requ irin g you to c om-
mit you r pl ac e requ iremen ts a d ay in ad van c e, it is b e-
c au s e w e mu s t make ou r c ommittmen ts to the hotel at
l eas t 48 hou rs in ad van c e i.e. w e c ommit ou rs el ves to
b u y s o man y meal s at the fu n c tion s , w hether an yon e
s how s u p to eat them or n ot, that is how man y w e pay
for. That means only somany place settings available
at an y given fu n c tion .
If you do not like the above idea, let me know, if a
majority ob jec ts w e w il l n ot d o it. "Doc " Horton pre-
viou s l y as ked for you r c ommen ts on how w e might im-
prove ou r Nation al Con feren c es the res pon s e has
been disappointing, not in what you said but what
you d id n ot s ay. We w el c ome you r id eas an d c on s tru c -
tive c ritic is m. It is ou r d es ire to make you r atten d an c e
of a Nation al Con feren c e an en joyab l e experien c e an d
n ot an ord eal . So how ab ou t l ettin g u s kn ow you r d e-
s ires , w hat you thin k w ou l d make for a b etter c on -
feren c e.
Inclosing, howabout talking it upinyour areas about
the FaIl Conference in Louisville, the facilities are out-
standing and then as an added attraction there is the
"BELLE OF LOUISVILLE" agenuine paddle-powered,
tripl e-d ec ked , s tern -w heel , w his tl e b l ow in g river s team-
boat complete with a steam Caliope; and she is all
,ou rs Frid ay even in g 16 Septemb er 1977 for a 3 hou r
"river c ru is e w ith d in n er, d an c in g an d b everages on
Thanks for the use of the soap box, SEE YOU IN
B.E. Hearn J r. DVCAC
436Bargello Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Allen M. Bregman, BC-AFT
5002 N. Bay Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
I amenclosing my check for $ made payable tothe Coast Guard Auxiliary National
Board, Inc. I understand I will pick up my tickets at the Registration Desk upon my arrival at Executive West.
DO NOT send requests for tickets toBC-AFT after 1September 1977_
(Fran ked or pen al ty in d ic ia mail in g n ot au thorized .)
Registration Prior to 1Sept. $10.00 - After 1Sept.
Belle of Louisville 16September
Luncheon Friday, 16September
Luncheon Saturday, 17September
Saturday Night Commodores Banquet &Dance 18September
$ 6.50
$ 6.50
Name _
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Address _
___________________ State Zip _
Auxiliary Office District Flotilla _
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Freedom Way at the Fairgrounds
Lousiville, Kentucky 40209
Phone: (502) 367-2251
I plan to attend the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary National Fall Conference.
Please reserve room(s) (Single $22.00 + tax) (Double $28.00 + tax)
Number of persons in my party . Send confirmation toaddress below: (circle one) YES NO
I plan to arrive on (date) (time) _
I will depart on
____________________ (date) (time) _
Iam en c l os in g a d epos it of to gu aran tee a roomfor l ate arrival .
SHOULD BE AT THE HOTEL BY 1 SEPTEMBI:R. If you anticipate arriving after 1600 hours, a one-night
room d epos it mu s t ac c ompan y this res ervation to gu aran tee you a room.
Name Position _
(Also Indicate First Names of Each)
Address _
Sharingwith _
Donot send by "franked or penalty indicia mailing.
SUMMER, lfYl7 P A GEt?
Hai l toth e P atrol Sk i p p er
The original poem below is dedicated to those un-
sung heroes of the Auxiliary, the Patrol Skippers -
who get upbefore the crack of dawn to carry out their
scheduled patrol duties. This important work is often
done at the risk of their lives, their fortunes, and yes -
sometimes even their sacred honor. Patrol work often
passes entirely unnoticed and unheralded by the boat-
ing public. To all of you dedicated Patrol Skippers,
The Beacon proudly doffs its hat in salute. . . .. . .
Every morning in Summer about half past four,
I slip onmy clothes and sneak out the door.
Out to the dock I run, fast as heck-
Torev upthe engines and get aradio check.
The crewcomes aboard just after five AM.
They're still half asleep, but I'm glad to see them.
We report to the Coast Guard, on station, by seven.
Wechurn upthe water, and soon it's eleven.
Two PM comes, but we've seen not athing.
Haven't had an "assist" since early last Spring.
A MAYDAY comes in, and our hearts beat fast!
But-it's only "Old J oe" who has run out of gas.
Now, some folks say that there ain't no Hell.
But, they've never patrolled, sohowcan they tell?
When Fall rolls around, I'll just take achance.
I'll buy anew compass instead of new pants.
I'll get anewboat, when the old one is shot.
With prices goin' up, I'll be broke like as not.
Champagne's too expensive- soI'll settie for beer.
But, I'll durn sure be ready for patrols next year.
-Harold E. Sturm
WASHINGTON. D. C. 205 90
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