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Looking for information about a maritime-related subject? Click on the links below to explore our collection of Internet resources. You don't have to be a member to take advantage of this service. If you know of other sites that you'd like us to add to the list, please send the URL (website address) to communication@capca.net. Please note that CAPCA is not responsible for content on external websites.

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Field trips, tours, special events 

Events limited to CAPCA members are shown in green. Events open to family and friends are shown in blue.

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FIELD TRIPS, TOURS, AND SPECIAL EVENTS IN 2017:

Thursday, March 9: Special CAPCA tour of ship's bridge simulator at MITAGS. Interested in getting the feel of the bridge of an oceangoing cargo vessel or tug? Want to take the helm yourself? You can do it on our special tour of the ship's-bridge simulator at MITAGS, the Maritime Institute of Advanced Graduate Studies in Linthicum, Maryland, just south of Baltimore. The simulator, used in training Merchant Marine officers, is so realistic that you can get seasick using it (and some actually have). Arrive at MITAGS at 6:40 p.m. for a tour that starts at 7 p.m. Spend an hour at the simulator or observing other CAPCA members at the helm. Save the date or sign up now by e-mailing the programs and events director at programs@capca.net. Write the name of the event, your name, e-mail address, and phone number. Note: Because of space limitations, we can only take 40 persons, so this tour is for CAPCA members only (no family members or friends). We'll send you more specifics in mid-February. The tour is free. So is parking at MITAGS. No on-site restaurant facilities available.

CANCELED - Saturday, April 29, 2015: Special CAPCA tour of U.S. Naval Academy Museum. Tour of the recently renovated USNA museum. Feature: An entire floor of detailed "dockyard" (original 18-century) models of square-riggers from the Age of Sail. Also: Main floor exhibits of artifacts and displays covering the history of the United States Navy. We arrive at the museum entrance at 10 a.m. Tour takes about an hour, then stay at the museum and browse at your leisure. Free. Tour limited to 20 persons. CAPCA members only. No parking on the Naval Academy campus. You must park outside the gates. To sign up, e-mail programs@capca.net.

Saturday, November 18: RESCHEDULED Special CAPCA tour of R/V Rachel Carson, in Solomons, MD. Tour starts at 11 a.m., lasts for about an hour. Tour limited to 15 persons. CAPCA members and guests only. To sign up, e-mail programs@capca.net. DEADLINE FOR SIGNUPS: Nov. 10. We'll organize a car pool from the Elks Club.

If you've never been aboard a research ship before, this is the one to see. The 81-foot vessel is the flagship of the research fleet maintained by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. She can be rigged to support a wide variety of estuarine and near-coastal oceanographic research projects, including dredging, trawling, coring, water quality observations, plankton sampling, and buoy deployment. Her shallow draft, speed, maneuverability, general configuration and versatility make her well-suited for the varied conditions and problems encountered in estaurine and near-coastal research. Captain Michael H. Hulme, the Center's director of marine operations and skipper of the Rachel Carson, will take us through the ship and explain how she operates.  For more information about the ship: http://www.umces.edu/research-fleet.

 

 

Additional events will be listed here when they are scheduled.

 

 

 

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Please CLICK HERE and fill out the form that pops up. We'll look over your suggestion and post it under MOBILE APPS in the RESOURCES column at the left-hand side of this webpage. 

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Please note that CAPCA does not endorse or recommend the apps in this listing. We provide it for your information so you can decide if the app is right for your use.

 

MEET ONE OF OUR CAPTAINS

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CAPTAIN ALICIA TYRELL is typical of many of our members. She spent 15 years as a biotech products developer before deciding to switch careers and become a full-time captain. She earned her Coast Guard captain's license (a 100-ton master's for inland and near-coastal waters) in 2014 and now operates water-taxis year-'round for the Baltimore Water Taxi Company. In the summer, she also works as a part-time captain for other maritime companies. 

"Before I got my license, I was working so I could afford to spend more time on the water," she says. "Now I get paid to do that." See Alicia on the Patapsco River or come meet her and other captains at one of our monthly meetings. CAPCA meetings are public and you're welcome to attend.

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CAPCA Resources

FOR YOUR INFORMATION...

Looking for information about a maritime-related subject? Click on the links below to explore our collection of Internet resources. You don't have to be a member to take advantage of this service. If you know of other sites that you'd like us to add to the list, please send the URL (website address) to communication@capca.net. Please note that CAPCA is not responsible for content on external websites.

Here's our list so far:

CAPCA TWEETS

CHESAPEAKE BAY

FAVORITE LINKS A TO Z

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

          EPA

          DHS

          MD DNR

INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS

LICENSING, MMC, LEGAL

MISCELLANEOUS

MOBILE APPS

NAVIGATION

NAVIGATION RULES

NOAA

ORGANIZATIONS

USCG GENERAL LINKS

        Recall Notices

        Safety Advisories

        Safety/Security Bulletins

        Small Passenger Vessels

VENDORS and SERVICES

WEATHER and TIDES