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Career Training for Ports and Marinas

Career Training for Ports and Marinas

Successful clean harbor programs depend on the efforts of skilled, well qualified employees to operate moorage basins in an environmentally sensitive manner. The training of employees is expensive, more so in Alaska with its vast travel distances. Coupled with limited training budgets, harbors often lack the ability to encourage the career development of their staff […]

Traditional Nautical Superstitions: Touc...

Traditional Nautical Superstitions: Touch the Cold Iron and Speak Not of the Man with the White Collar

Part of the romance of the sea is found in the traditional nautical superstitions of sailors and fishermen. Sailors and fishermen are a superstitious lot. Many nautical superstitions may have roots in an underlying truth or consideration for safety, but most reach so far back in time as to have their origins clouded in history […]

GPS and Principles of Navigation

One in the constellation of 24 GPS satellites that transmits radio signals to Earth from 11,000 miles in space. One in the constellation of 24 GPS satellites that transmits radio signals to Earth from 11,000 miles in space - NOAA Photo

Understanding GPS and principles of navigation will improve your outdoor experiences. Outdoor enthusiasts¬† should understand the basic navigation principles that underlie the basis of modern GPS receivers. This knowledge will improve your results and ease of use. Once mariners started leaving sight of land, they have looked for ways to improve their navigational skills. Global […]