2016-05-27 / Front Page

Semper paratus

Flare for the dramatic

Left, Coast Guard Auxiliary member Steve Shane introduces visitors to the proper use of flares in case of emergency on the water during an open house Saturday, May 21. Top, forget the fire engine, 9-year-old Owen Meyers of Cape Elizabeth has his hands in the wheel of the Coast Guard’s ice-breaking tug Shackle. (Kevin A. Byron photos)Left, Coast Guard Auxiliary member Steve Shane introduces visitors to the proper use of flares in case of emergency on the water during an open house Saturday, May 21. Top, forget the fire engine, 9-year-old Owen Meyers of Cape Elizabeth has his hands in the wheel of the Coast Guard’s ice-breaking tug Shackle. (Kevin A. Byron photos)




Coast Guard Auxiliary members Bill Thornton and Pirun Sen demonstrate two different types of flares during Saturday's open house in South Portland. Sen holds a three-minute American type flare while Thornton shows a one-minute European SOLAS (Safety of Lives At Sea) flare. Coast Guard Auxiliary members Bill Thornton and Pirun Sen demonstrate two different types of flares during Saturday's open house in South Portland. Sen holds a three-minute American type flare while Thornton shows a one-minute European SOLAS (Safety of Lives At Sea) flare.

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