REPUBLIC OF NANTUCKET COAST GUARD NEWS
Daniel F. Kelliher recess@nantucket.net

Mon, 13 August 2001


Since e-mail addresses change with each change of command, the RONCG News will also be posted on Jack's Joint, which has a web address of http://www.jacksjoint.com/

CAPT Daniel May is the new CO of USCG Group Boston, replacing CAPT Charles Beck, who retired.

CG Station Brant Point and CGC Sanibel both received Meritorious Team Commendations for a foggy MEDIVAC on 10 JUL 01.

BM1 Pete Dautel was recognized for his life saving efforts at Cisco Beach, Nantucket, on 21 JUL 88. Yes, that was 1988! The then BM3 Dautel was off duty from Station Brant Point and at the beach; a rip tide started carrying several people out and they were in immediate danger of drowning. BM3 Dautel grabbed/borrowed a boogie board and got them all safely back to the beach. He received his award on 16 JUL 01 at Group Woods Hole, 13 years later. But he got it.

Chatham's new 27' boat is not a MLB but it is a SAFE boat; secure all-around flotation equipped boat.

Recent hat arrivals include US COAST GUARD AUXILIARY, NANTUCKET (Tim Phillips); SHIP ANALYTICS, WSIM 1-2, USCG (BMCM Jack Downey); HURON, WLV 103, (Jerry Radloff); US COAST GUARD, STA VENICE (BMCS Bruce Bradley); and US COAST GUARD, GROUP BOSTON, W/EGGS (CAPT Daniel May). The Hat Rack is now home to 705 CG hats.

An outstanding Group Woods Hole Change of Command Ceremony was held at  Nobska Light on 27 JUL 01. CAPT Russell Webster is now in Boston and the new Group Commander is CAPT James Murray. Senior Chief Knight put together a perfect ceremony on a weather perfect day. Mass. State Police Sgt. Dan Clark belted out the National Anthem with gusto - that guy is good! "Seen on the Scene" included CAPT Nolan, CAPT Beck, CAPT Pettit, CWO Bernie Webber (0f CG 36500 fame), BMCM Jack Downey, BMCM Manny Fillman BMCS Gordie McClay, BMCS Sheila Lucy, and all of the CO's and OIC's working for Group Woods Hole. Yes, I know that BMCS Lucy is one of the OIC's, but I had to spell out BMCS which she made on 01 AUG 01!

LORSTA Nantucket celebrated Coast Guard Day on 04 AUG 01 with a cook out, picnic, volley ball game etc. The Station and grounds really look great and all hands had a good time.

Nantucket House, the morale house at LORSTA Nantucket is once again open for guests. Call or visit MWR ar Air Station Cape Cod for information and reservations.

CWO4 Doug Cooper (ret), former CO of Cutters White Sage and Ida Lewis, is now running an oil rig boat in the Gulf of Mexico.

The 33rd Annual Nantucket Billfish Tournament was a success with 1 swordfish (released), 5 blue marlin (released), 5 white marlin (released), 6 wahoo (dinner table), and dozens of yellowfin, bluefin and albacore tuna mostly released. The Proud Mary IV Award was presented to "little neck master" Dan Cassano.

Fair winds and following seas,

YN2/SK2 Dan Kelliher, USCG (Hon)