Category Archives: Aux Activities

26th Annual Fisherman’s Fall Festival

What does a Lutefisk Eating Contest, Japanese Drummers, International Guild Of Knot Tyers, the U.S. Coast Guard, Wooden Boat Building and more seafood than most people can dream of have in common?? The Fall Fisherman’s Festival celebrating the return of … Continue reading

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A Luncheon Cruise & Tour on the Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy

Last Saturday I had the honor of an Elliot Bay lunch cruise on the USCG Icebreaker Healy which is home-ported in Seattle. This was a special trip set up to let the family and friends of the crew on the … Continue reading

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Is This Your Boat?

Listen to the Marine VHF radio most any weekend in the Puget Sound area and you will hear report of found Kayaks and Canoes drifting in the water with nobody in them.  When an empty drifting boat is found all … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Marketing for the Coast Guard Auxiliary Using auxnorthwest.com

Here are some simple low cost ways to get EVERYONE in the Coast Guard Auxiliary involved in building the Auxiliary.  District 13 will be implementing in 2011 the goal of making everything the Auxiliary in the Northwest hands out an … Continue reading

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Washington State Boaters Licensing

A common misconception is that Washington State requires recreational boaters to have a license.  This is not accurate, what is required is that boaters have successfully taken an approved Boaters Education Class and gotten a Washington State Boaters Education Card.  … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Marketing Ideas for the Coast Guard Auxiliary – Pt 2

Here are some simple low cost Guerrilla Marketing ideas to get everyone in your Flotilla involved in marketing the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We need to get everyone in the Auxiliary involved in Marketing. Public Affairs and Marketing the Auxiliary should … Continue reading

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Weather Class

A few Pacific Northwest Weather web links for a weather class I am taking and helping with in Seattle. West Point Marine Weather: Bearing Sea Weather Buoy: NOAA Seattle Weather: Greenwood / Green Lake Weather: Another NOAA Seattle View: Cliff … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Area Marine Training Charts

Selected Puget Sound Charts with prominent marine  points highlighted.  Use as a training aid to learn the area or to find points on a chart quicker.  The area points are in a white bubble with black border, this makes finding … Continue reading

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