michael carr


Sunday, August 22, 2021
Defense

U.S. Army Watercraft: Lost at Sea -Opinion

This week for $51,000* on the Government Services Administration (GSA) website, you can purchase a modern US Army 128 ft ocean Tug (LT). These tugs are capable

August 22, 2021
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Maritime News

Leadership: It Will End Your Career – Opinion

LTC Colonel Alexander Vindman has demonstrated exemplary leadership, as have Navy Captains Brett Crozier and Charles McVay, but all three were fired. Summarily

October 20, 2020
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Sunday, January 12, 2020
Maritime News

Carr: Feet First

By CW4 Michael Carr “Find the feet first,” I kept saying to myself. “Feet first, not the head.” I did not want to find the head. I had to

January 12, 2020
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
arctic sea ice
Maritime News

Carr: Foam Lance Under the Ice

By Michael Carr – I worked at bracing myself under the ship, trying to steady my body against the hull while inserting the foam lance’s fabric-covered

December 4, 2019
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Monday, November 18, 2019
Maritime News

Carr: Fog, Fog, Fog…and Fatigue

By Michael Carr – Standing was the only option, but I was now falling asleep standing up. I would drift off, my knees would buckle, and I would suddenly

November 18, 2019
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Maritime News

Carr: Pride of Baltimore

By Michael Carr – We all respected Jan Miles, captain of the schooner Pride of Baltimore. His vessel was faster, sleeker, bigger, and better funded than

November 5, 2019
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Friday, October 25, 2019
A C-130 Hercules from Pope Air Force Base, N.C., taxies down a runway at Joint Base Balad, Iraq
Maritime News

A Sea of Sand: Like a Kingfisher Flashing Across the Pool

By Michael Carr – Joint Base Balad Iraq is surrounded by sand. When you drive out its gates, all you see is sand. Sand blows onto the road, it

October 25, 2019
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Maritime News

Carr: You Have Illegally Disposed of Garbage

By Michael Carr – We were all beyond exhausted. Muscle memory and caffeine were keeping us going. And now I was certainly going to jail when all I had

October 10, 2019
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Elizabeth River Ferry
Maritime News

Down Comes the Lamp Post: Your Past is Always Part of You

By Michael Carr – Portsmouth Virginia’s Inner Harbor seawall is lined with lampposts spaced about 25 feet apart. They are ornate, built of steel and

September 24, 2019
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Friday, September 13, 2019
Maritime News

Carr: Dive! Dive! Dive!

By Michael Carr – “Come more to the left, now straighten out,” Steve directed. “On this wreck, the current comes in from the east, so you need to

September 13, 2019
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
carnival spirit
Maritime News

Carr: Helsinki to Miami Aboard Carnival Spirit

By CW4 Michael Carr – “This is your cabin sir,” pronounced the Carnival crewman. “Thank you” I replied, attempting to keep a low key and

August 28, 2019
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Monday, August 19, 2019
USMMA Cadet using a sextant for celestial navigation
Maritime News

Carr: LORAN Overboard

By CW4 Michael Carr – I had heard enough. This constant debate on the need for electronics. Someone would say, “Well, celestial is great, but you

August 19, 2019
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Sunday, August 11, 2019
lifeboat
Maritime News

Carr: Lifeboat Training

By CW4 Michael Carr – We huddled behind the ship’s superstructure, momentarily escaping wind, rain and snow flurries. Soon, though, we would need to

August 11, 2019
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Monday, July 29, 2019
Maritime News

Spinning in the Current: Turning a Barge Loaded with Buoys in the C & D Canal

“Canal Control, Canal Control, Canal Control, this is Army Tug 915, channel 13 over”. I speak slowly into the VHF microphone. One hand on the mike, my

July 29, 2019
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Sunday, July 21, 2019
loran-c receiver
Maritime News

Carr: Loran C Lines in the Fog

Wayne was steering and I was navigating, but I knew we were not navigating in the way Bowditch defines the art and science of this endeavor. We were making

July 21, 2019
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Monday, July 15, 2019
Maritime News

Carr: Boeing C-17 Aircraft Goes to Sea

By Michael Carr – A Boeing C-17 cargo aircraft is a big aircraft, with a wingspan of 169 ft., and length of 174 ft. Her fuselage width is 20

July 15, 2019
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Monday, July 8, 2019
tropical storm barry 1995
Maritime News

Carr: Tropical Storm Barry – Where do we go from here?

By CW4 Michael Carr – Tropical Storm, and potentially Hurricane Barry was heading directly for us. Though still a thousand miles away, which might seem

July 8, 2019
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Long Island Sound
Blog

Carr: Searching the Bottom of Long Island Sound

By Michael Carr – We were searching the bottom of Long Island Sound between Old Saybrook CT and Plum Island Long Island, for a 36 ft. powerboat. The boat

June 26, 2019
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Monday, June 17, 2019
log cabin
Blog

Carr: Building a Log Cabin While Underway

By Michael Carr – Building a log cabin while underway is not easy. But I persisted and built one, many times over. Each time I began constructing the

June 17, 2019
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Sunday, June 9, 2019
Saint Matthew Island
Blog

Carr: Skipper Wants to See You In His Cabin, Now.

By Michael Carr – “Ensign Carr, the skipper wants to see you in his cabin now, I am here to relieve you of the watch.” I could not speak.

June 9, 2019
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