TCPalm: Chapman School of Seamanship: Producing captains for nearly 50 years

Article Posted on July 6, 2019

By Ed Killer

There were two close calls on the waters off Florida during the past two weeks. In both cases, mariners' carefully laid plans went awry. Combined, a total of eight souls were nearly lost at sea. Thankfully, everyone made it home safely, and lived to tell their tales.

It's a plight many of us who boat and fish for pleasure, or for our livelihood, take for granted. Far too often, we're eager to jump on board the vessel of a friend or acquaintance with little regard for how much training the boat's operator has had.

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