Tag: maritime tradition

To be a plank owner

Cutter Yered

There are many titles used in the Coast Guard. Some are earned as you move up in the ranks while some are given based off your chosen profession. Amongst all of the titles Coast Guard members earn there is one that perhaps warrants the most bragging rights – plank owner.

Ringing in 2012 with rhyme: Afloat

The act of writing a ship’s log… there’s nothing special about it. Deck logs are the permanent record of day-to-day life aboard a vessel. They must include who is in command, what the status of the ship is and various other aspects of the ship’s operations. Written in all-caps, the logs are ordinary every day

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Ringing in 2012 with rhyme: Ashore

The act of writing a ship’s log… there’s nothing special about it. Deck logs are the permanent record of day-to-day life aboard a vessel. They must include who is in command, what the status of the ship is and various other aspects of the ship’s operations. Written in all-caps, the logs are ordinary every day

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History: “Dressing the Ship” on Independence Day

Revenue Cutter Rush in full dress colors

Coast Guard Cutters Flyingfish, Reliance, Escanaba and Seneca all flying full dress ship pennants at the Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Boston during a change of command ceremony July 30, 2008. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Goulet. Written by Scott Price, Coast Guard Historian. Revenue Cutter Rush, in full dress, fires

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