district enrollment requirements were initiated consisting of the following:
for three years
b. Voting in by the membership
Must have a facility
pass a test on the following subjects:
2. Coast Guard
history, organization and functions
3. Types of Coast
Guard vessels and stations
4. Coast Guard
activities in the area
5. Elementary first
6. Rules of the
7. Practical boat
8. Motorboat laws
9. Aids to
10. Proper use of
of Flotilla 201 went on a three-day “cruise” on an 83-foot patrol boat.
boating week was initiated on July 19—25, 1953
inspectors are required to check gas tanks and measure vents, ducts etc. No
decal unless up to specifications.
still are no training manuals. Chapman’s remains “the bible.”
new international rules of the road become effective Jan. 1, 1954. The Nor’easter will publish the rules
through four issues.
April 8 and 13 Flotilla 201 presented a 15-minute program on boating safety on
channel WMPT-TV with Bill Manning and Harland Bruns as instructors.
motorboat examiners must carry scales to weigh fire extinguishers.
is extended to yachts.
of ribbons is authorized.
201 is planning a rendezvous with Dr. Kay.
of August 15, Flotilla 201 had done 10 inspections on 12 facility vessels.
clambake was held at V. C. Mitchell’s cottage on South Harpswell.
instruction course (PIC) classes are scheduled to start on January 13, 1955.
The subject matter of the nine classes will cover the following:
sea and the Coast Guard—-Lt. Wm. Boswell USCG
to navigation--Lt. Wm. Boswell USCG
and splices--Edward Korb/Arthur Anstad
piloting--Wm. Manning/Stanley Mitchell
of the road--Dr. Edwin Kay
in boating—-Harland Bruns
There was associated live
TV coverage. No class fee was mentioned.
new CMBE (courtesy motorboat examination) form CG2901 has been issued.
of the auxiliary:
a. Safety patrols at parades, regattas and
b. SAR missions
c. Aids to navigation
e. Flood/hurricane warning or relief
men drowned between Yarmouth and Cousins Island. Dragging by the auxiliary was
clambake was held at Jim William’s on New Meadows River.