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I give the Gaurdian two thumbs up.

Here are a couple of links for you.
The tall ships out of Chicago are replicas, but still impresive.

Tall Ship WINDY

Another pretty boat out of Chicago, Not a replica.

Lakeshore Sail Charters Chicago

And from South Haven Michigan, a boat that has a lot of history from the war of 1812. Typical of The Great Lakes from that eara.

Michigan Maritime Museum - Exhibits
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you are a firefighter too?? Wow you just moved into my hero catagory!!

sailingdog,
I Adore that movie too.. very educational!! And, I appreciate you more than you know!!

sailortjk1,
Thanks for the links, very thoughtful.. I'm checking them out right now..

Have the most fabulous weekend!!

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I've been with the Coast Guard (active duty and civilian) for nearly 17 years and I appreciate the words of appreciation. I'm also a life long boater and a licensed Captain and although I've never had an emergency that required me to call the Coast Guard, I like knowing that they are there.
One last thing, 406 EPIRBS work! If you go offshore, please take an EPIRB with you.
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See what I mean about my guys?? Always looking out for us.

Hello SeanConnett,
I like knowing you are there too. Thanks, for all you, and all the USCG, do for us constantly, and for your most excellent advice

Brenda
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"when the USCG boards your vessel for an inspection. "
So, don't waste their time and yours. Call the USCG Infoline 1-800-5647 or your local USCG Auxiliary and get a free voluntary inspection done, while you are still in the yard or at the dock.
They'll come give you a full inspection--and there are no penalties, no reports, no tickets. If you pass, you get a decal to put on your hull, and when USCG units see the decal--they often will just go elsewhere, knowing that you've already taken the step of getting a voluntary inspection.
If you "fail" you'll get a list of what you need to be in full compliance, and you've lost nothing.
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well i guess i am gonna be the only guy that points out that i am not wholly appreciative of the coast guard....came from having some boot puddle pirate train a turret mounted M-60 on me and my boat while I am being interrogated 3 nights in a row...what respect i had for them left over from my navy days has been diminished.

i was with the corps when we invaded LA during the rodney king riots and never saw that kind of bravado directed towards a peaceful civilian. i was complaining about it at a bar and later found out from a coastie friend stationed at galveston that one of the coast guard boats got too close to the sub during its commisioning and the navy vessel trained its guns on the coast guard boat warning them to keep their distance. what comes around goes around.

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Mike, it sounds like you met the Gung Ho Post Toasties that were hired in the Zero Tolerance rage days. I remember looking at one who was manning a machine gun while they were zooming up the East River and thinking, does that idiot have ANY idea what will happen when he fires 600 rounds per minute into the east side of Manhattan?

I thought they'd gotten rid of those guys by now, they were an outright embarassment to the rest.
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I don't have a problem with the coasties, but the environmental police can be a pain in the @$$. They consistently sit outside our harbor at dusk and do random inspections/searches. It's one thing if it was a high risk area but it's not. Their not big on just handing out warnings either, usually it's a small fine depending on the infraction. It happens so frequently that it feels like harassment. The locals call them the "blue meanies". Fortunately they usually focus on the power boaters.
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Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice
Hey...hey ....hey........what about me??????

I want some too!!!!

I'm not a Coast Guard...we don't even have one per se, the Navy does that........but I know a guy in the Portuguese Navy...

and our Flagship????

Simply the most beautifull ship in the whole world

N.R.P. Sagres is her name...




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A ship without booms...what a novel idea Must be something in the water, G. Maybe you should try yardarms?

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