Kurt Hoehne

We’ve gathered some of the most effective links we’ve found. If you find any broken links or have others you find helpful, please send them to us.

Safety and Security


United States Coast Guard District 13

Notice To Mariners (aka Dept of Homeland Security Navigation Center)

Canadian Coast Guard Western Region

USCG Auxiliary


General Information


Oregon State Marine Board

Washington State Boating Portal

Washington State Marine Parks

Northwest Marine Trade Association

Discover Boating Canada

Recreational Boaters Association of Washington

Northwest Yacht Broker’s Association




Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation –aka

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife





US Sailing

Sail Canada

The Sailing Foundation

PHRF Northwest




Washington Department of Natural Resources

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Environment Canada


Power Boating

United States Power Squadron

International Power Boat Association



Click to see additional detail.


Bellevue Power and Sail Squadron

[toggle title=”Flagship Maritime Captain’s License Classes”]Come experience the Flagship Difference!  Voted Best in Western Washington, Flagship presents more OUPV and Master 100 Ton captain’s license courses, in more locations, with true maritime professionals facilitating their courses, than any other training provider in the region.  Their instructors, facilities, courses, and examinations are approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, plus Flagship is licensed by the State Workforce Training Board as a private vocational school, VA-approved for funding veteran enrollment, and was a Washington State finalist in the BBB Torch Award Business of the Year for 2015.  Flagship’s Director, Captain Skip Anderson, personally developed all the course materials, authored the student workbooks, wrote all of the proprietary USCG-approved examinations students take, and has an unparalleled success rate in the classroom.  With decades of service at sea, he shares a world of blue water experience with his students.  As a bonus, Flagship is the only training provider in the area actually using Pacific Northwest charts, rather than Chesapeake Bay training charts.  Flagship’s exclusive credentialing service, spearheaded by Captain Jan Anderson, Legal Instrument Examiner, manages your license application process for you at no additional expense, including power of attorney, package submission, and follow through to credential issuance … NO other training provider in the region does this.  Come visit Flagship’s main 2,600 sq ft dedicated training facility, on the waterfront in Tacoma.  We’ll pour you a cup of Flagship’s signature coffee, and together, chart a course for your future afloat.  Start here, start now, by calling (253) 227-2003. or on Facebook at “Flagship Maritime Training” Flagship Maritime Training website.  [/toggle]

Oregon Boater Education

Capt. Richard Rodriquez

[toggle title=”Starpath Navigation”]The school facilities are located in Seattle’s historic Scandinavian community of Ballard, about halfway between the Government Locks and the Shilshole Bay Marina (see How to get here). This is where we coordinate worldwide online training in all areas of marine navigation and related subjects as well as the production of navigation software and books, both printed and electronic (Starpath Publications). The school had more than 26,000 classroom students (in several locations over the years) between 1977 and 2002, at which time we switched to online training. The instructors are practicing navigators with years of teaching experience and thousands of miles of sea time. Most sailors in the Northwest and thousands around the world know of the school and its fine reputation for high quality instruction and teaching materials. Starpath is a family company. David Burch is the Director of the school and author of much of the course materials used at the school. Mark Burch is Vice President of Starpath Corporation. Tobias Burch is the Business and Operations Manager. Brittany Burch assists with research and online promotion. Starpath Navigation Website [/toggle]

USCG Auxiliary

[toggle title=”U.S. Maritime Academy”]Coast Guard approved training in lieu of Coast Guard examinations. They specialize in OUPV (six-pack) & Master Licenses to 100 tons, Sailing & Towing Endorsements, 1-Day renewal Classes and application preparation. U.S. Maritime Academy has over 2000 graduates since 1985. Director Capt. Jeff Sanders wrote the textbooks and curriculum. His philosophy emphasizes education and retention of material taught – not cram courses! He offers evening classes to accommodate work schedules. His style does make a difference-just ask around. Local class schedules and contacts are listed below by date and location. Complete schedules and course information can be obtained by calling USMA at 360-385-4852 or visiting their web site: [/toggle]

Washington Boater’s Education

Camera Feeds


Here is a collection of feeds from cameras pointed at or near the waters around the Pacific Northwest




  • Astoria – from the Astoria Column looking NW out the mouth of the Columbia River
  • Cannon Beach – Ecola Creek and Haystack Rock
  • Manzanita – looking N to Neahkahnie Mtn
  • Pacific City – looking W out over the ocean from the Inn at Cape Kiwanda
  • Florence – Harbor Vista Park, view out to ocean
  • Brookings – looking SW over the Chetco River Bar
  • Wishram – looking SW over the Columbia River to Mt. Hood
  • Stevenson – looking S across the Columbia River to Oregon

British Columbia:

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