January 2016


Farewell to the old, in with the new: Time to kick off the New Year

This issue marks the kick-off of trade show season here in New England and our opportunity to connect face-to-face with many of you in the coming months. In late January, you will be seeing us – and this issue – at the Massachusetts Lobstermen...

Signal devices (flares) make you bigger, brighter, and different

I was prompted to review the use of flares this month after recently reading an article of a 60’ sightseeing vessel with 27 people onboard that capsized so quickly that no distress call was made. Fortunately, the life raft deployed – providin...

Real people who help shape the process: fisheries liaison Meghan Lapp – a new voice

NARRAGANSETT, RI – When Meghan Lapp was a teenager, she wanted to own her own boat. Meghan Lapp, Seafreeze fisheries liaison, taking a herring trip on the 77.9’ trawler Prevail. (Ph...

There and back with Tommy Porter

by Brian Robbins MARBLEHEAD, MA – Tommy Porter is 66 years old according to the calendar, but he’s lived a life th...

CFN Shakedown Cruise: Mussel Ridge 42

by Brian Robbins Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well known to the New England commercial marke...

Rumery’s Marine – two generations of talent

by Brian Robbins I can’t tell you how many times it’s happened over the years: I’ll be in a boat shop Downeast somewhere, standing aboard a new project that’s in the homestretch of completion; the builder and I will be talking along when ...

NOAA Navigator - January 2016

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