Chuck, our cook. In this tiny galley, he cooked up some superb meals.

The engine room, my venue. I don't remember the horsepower, but the pistons in these two engines were 8 inches in diameter and traveled a 9 inch stroke. The slow-turning screws were ideal for pulling fishing and pleasure boats off the beach, a frequent task for this cutter.

Painting--the perennial task aboard ship.

A crew member changing the light bulbs in a navigation buoy.

Seldom out of sight of land, the executive officer didn't need his sextant much, but he practiced just the same.

Chief engineer at work, filling a gasoline can from our main tanks.