SSS CASTAWAYS - Sea Scout Ship 504 is pleased to suggest the following links which may be of interest to Sea Scouts and Sailors:
Last Updated 01/10/2013
National Sea Scout Website
Boy Scouts of America Website
Sea Scout Venturing
Greater Cleveland Council BSA
Koch Cup Information
The Weather Channel - Cleveland Boat & Beach Conditions
Songer Whitewater Rafting
The Ship's Store
Text to Semaphore Flags Converter (You insert test and it comes back on your screen as semaphor or signal flags - Neat!)
Text to Morse Code/Morse Code to Text Converter (Hear the sound also!)
Time of Day (official "correct" time of day from the National Institute of Standards and Technology Time and Frequency Division - set your computer to the correct time via the internet - never be late for school again!
For an instructive interactive on-line sailing simulator that doesn't require you to download anything yet allows you to see instantly the effects of sail trim and rudder angle on boat speed and course, visit National Geographic's Sailing Simulator.
Abandoning the Ship - a web page giving good advice for abandoning a modern commercial ship - with links to many fascinating related topics including, of all things, how to conduct a modern burial at sea.
Video clips from a modern Safety at Sea presentation intended for crew members of a modern ocean liner/cruise ship. These have fascinating details showing modern lifeboats, how they are launched, what they contain, etc.
An index to everything you could ever want to know about Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement. The early history of Sea Scouting in Great Britain, showing how Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouting, actually spent much of his youth sailing with his older brother, Warington Baden-Powell, who wrote what might be called the first Sea Scout manual, Sea Scouting and Seamanship for Boys. For a more general history of Sea Scouting in both Britain and the U.S., click here.
An extensive A Chronology of Sea Scouting in the United States which is annotated with footnotes and additional sources for Sea Scout history.
Senior Scout Programs - overview of the various BSA programs from older youth, with great subsections on Sea Scouting.
Sea Scout Skipper's Minutes online, courtesy of the Atlanta Area Council, BSA.
All about the Queen Mary 2, Cunard's new superliner, the largest, longest, tallest passenger ship ever built.
Directory of Passenger Ship Arrivals - if you know the name of the passenger ship your immigrant ancestors arrived on, you might find some details of the ship on this site.
Maritime History - another wide ranging collection of articles covering all aspects of maritime history and original naval documents from the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries. A great source of historic maritime information The Maritime History Virtual Archives. For example, read excerpts from books of the period on man overboard recovery, towing, painting, shipboard duties, etc. in the age of sail.
Read all about the Era of the Clipper Ships.
Safety Alerts and Lessons Learned
International Code of Signals - Pub. 102 online
Red Skelton recites the Pledge of Allegiance.
National City Christian Church. A great place to bunk 30-40 folks when visiting our Nation's Capital.
Seamanship and Boating Knowledge, including oar commands - courtesy of 64th Birkenhead RN Sea Scouts.
An excellent page on general Seamanship, including nautical terms, boatswain's calls, and British meteorology - courtesy of 64th Birkenhead RN Sea Scouts.
Everything you always wanted to know about knots - courtesy of 64th Birkenhead RN Sea Scouts.
National Weather Service Marine Prediction Center
U.S.S. CONSTELLATION - last all-sail warship built by the U.S. Navy in 1854, permanently berthed in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter TANEY - last warship afloat that survived the Pearl Harbor attack.
World Wide Web Tide and Current Predictor
National Weather Service weather report.
Ohio boating information Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Official U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Rules of the Road
U.S. Navy Signal Flags and Their Meaning
U.S. Waterways and Lights - anywhere in the coastal United States
Everything you always wanted to know about Signaling at Sea
Flags of every Nation of the World
The official U.S. Navy SEAMAN training manual - on line!
The official U.S. Navy QUARTERMASTER 3 & 2 training manual - on line!
The official U.S. Navy SIGNALMAN 3 & 2 training manual - on line!
The official U.S. Navy BASIC MILITARY REQUIREMENTS training manual - on line!
The official U.S. Navy LOOKOUT training manual - on line!
Other official U.S. Navy training manuals on any subject you can think of
The Ships List - interesting information about ship wrecks 1816-1917
Interesting technical information about the sinking of R.M.S. TITANIC All about the lifeboats onboard TITANIC - construction, occupants, etc. T
The Sea - Mighty, Fascinating, and Dangerous - awesome shots of ships in peril on the sea!
In the Service of Humanity - Lifeboat Services Around the World
United States Coast Guard - main web site
US Coast Guard Lifesaving Medals - eligibility and information
Search and Rescue is No Joke - the cost of hoaxes
If You See a Flare at sea - what to do
US Coast Guard - suggested FLOAT PLAN form
Lyrics and audio for the US Coast Guard Song - Semper Paratus (Always Ready)
History of the US Coast Guard - Coast Guard Historian's Office
Everything a youngster would want to know about lighthouses - Teacher's Lighthouse Guide
Astronomical Applications Data from the U.S. Naval Observatory. Compute times of sunrise and sunset, etc.
Current wave height and direction in the western North Atlantic Ocean
Flags, Pennants, Ceremonies, and Customs of the American Sea Services
Current US Sailboat Racing Rules in Brief
BoatUS Online Boating Safety Courses for general boats and for personal watercraft
All about Celestial Navigation - the Celestial Navigation Net
Flags & Anthems - do you know the words to your state's song? Ohio state song.
National Anthems of the World
US Sailing Safety at Sea links
Office of Boating Safety - "Tell me about" Equipment
Coastline Cruising - Marinas, Services, Things to Do
Cruising World magazine
ORC - Offshore Racing Council checklist
Seven Seas Cruising Association
Costs of buying, living, and cruising on a large sailboat.
Everything you need to know about retiring on a sailboat
Blue Water Sailing - the magazine of cruising and off-shore sailing
Island Hopping Links - including the latest warnings about pirates!
Bowditch - The American Practical Navigator - online
Sleeping with Oars - no, it's not what it sounds like!
Sample Crew Agreement
YOTREPS Vessel Tracking via E-mail - do you know where your cruising boat is?
Virtual Sailor 5.0 - download a great sailing simulator. Free demo. You gotta at least try the demo - it's just like being there!
Scoutbase UK Games for Venturers - more games than you can shake a stick at - which one shall we try at our next meeting?
Royal Navy Articles of War from 1749 - Aren't you glad you were a Sea Scout back then?
Irish dueling code from 1777 - more fun and games from the good old days.
Nautical Expressions in the Vernacular - nautical origins of everyday terms.
Ship Losses of the Royal Navy: 1793-1802 - check out the various causes.
Hand Signals for Sea Kayakers
Nautical Signal Flag Translator - courtesy of 4th Cork (Cobn) Sea Scouts, Ireland.
Sayings from the Sea - courtesy of 4th Cork (Cobn) Sea Scouts, Ireland.
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