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On these pages you will find a wealth of information about the programs of the Coast Guard Auxiliary's public and member only events along with general information for boating safety.  Please look around and if you have any questions feel free to email the site webmaster or anyone listed on any of the links related to the program(s) you're interested.  Most importantly, please remember to wear your Life Jacket when boating, it may save your life!

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North Star Flotilla HQ  Warwick, RI

North Star Flotilla Headquarters
Brewer's Greenwich Bay Marina
1 Masthead Drive
Warwick, RI  02886
41-41.2N 071-26.9W



Q. How much anchor line should a 30 ft. powerboat put out to anchor overnight in Potter Cove?
A.Actually you canít anchor in a mooring field, but generally 5:1 to 7:1 line to depth.

Q. What is the cause of most fatal boating accidents?
A. Operator error

Q. State law requires all children under what age to wear a PFD when on in the cockpit of an underway powerboat?
A.Under 13

Q. Thunderstorms form ahead of what kind of front?
A. Cold front

Q. Which type of approaching front generally has the most severe weather?
A. Cold Front

Q. If you are heading to port after dark and see ahead of you a vessel displaying two white lights one higher than the other, and a green light lower, what is it?
A. Tug with a tow

Q. On a chart, lines of longitude are known as?
A. Meridians

Q. You hear five blasts ahead of you at night. What does that mean?
A. Danger signal

Q. What popular anchor for recreational boats is good for mud and sand, but not for grassy or rocky bottoms?
A. Danforth

Q. How big is Narragansett Bay?
A. 120 sq miles

Q. Cumulonimbus clouds are also called
A. Thunderheads

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