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Your Say: Aug. 15-21, 2019

Where Captaining Dreams Come True
Front row, from left: James Kelly, Easton; Jim Davis, Worton; Instructor Capt. Bill Tyndall; Frank Simmonds; Instructor Capt. Ken Daniel. Second row: Kathryn Schamel, St. Michaels; Woody Labat, Cambridge; Victor Little, Harbeson Del.; Mike Bartell, St. Michaels; Eric Lafontaine, Camden Del.; Bernard Hammer, Kennedyville.
      Ten students graduated in May from Charter Captain Courses. They earned their certificates in the 12-week course taught by Captains Ken Daniel and Bill Tyndall of Cambridge. Graduation was held on the Dorothy Megan paddle wheeler at Suicide Bridge Restaurant.
      The course, originally started in 1951 by Capt. E. L. Thomas, was the first Coast Guard-approved captain school in the area. It still differs from other courses on the market because of its quality instruction and its thorough coverage of all areas for professional captains. The school is Coast Guard approved to teach and test for the OUPV (six-pack) license and up to 100 gross ton Master’s Near Coastal license. 
     Students are taught navigation rules, weather, anchoring and mooring, maneuvering and handling the vessel, emergency procedures, first aid and CPR, electronic and chart navigation and other skills. Hands-on training plus 80 hours of classroom teaching culminate with final exams administered by Charter Captain Courses. Private tutoring and license renewal are also available.
     The next course begins Monday August 26, 6:30pm at the Carlisle Fire Company in Milford, Delaware; and Thursday August 29, 6:30pm at the Kent Island Fire Company in Kent Island. Applications are now being taken. For information call Capt. Ken Daniel at 443-521-1104 or Capt. bill Tyndall at 410-943-8133, or email [email protected]