Your Say: Oct. 4-10, 2018

Local Business Guide Hit the Spot

       I’ve been meaning to thank you for the Local Business Guide [July 19]. It was great and so useful. I really do appreciate it.

       Also, in the same issue, you told your story about growing up in University City. I grew up in the 1950s in St. Louis, too, in Affton. I am so glad I grew up then and there. My neighborhood was a good one, too. You brought back fond memories. Thanks for that, too.

–Susan Callis, via email

You, Too, Can Be a Charter Captain

        Nine students graduated in April 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 August Course is underway. Applications are now being taken for the winter course, meeting in both Milford, Delaware and Kent Island, Maryland. For information call Capt. Ken Daniel at 410/228-0674 or Capt. Bill Tyndall at 410/943-8133, or send an email to [email protected]

–Ken Daniel, Cambridge