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PBIBS17: Take this nautical quiz

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Let’s see how nautical you (or your mates) are. Take this little quiz. Scroll down for the answers:

  1. Generally, where is the Panama Canal in relation to Palm Beach. (i.e., southeast, northwest, etc.)
  2. What does EPIRB stand for?
  3. What does “To drown the miller” mean? Lower the anchor; add water to your rum ration; use the head; drink too much.
  4. True or false: The banks of a river are designated right bank or left bank relative to a vessel’s course downstream, not to the vessel herself.
  5. Which nation has the most coastline?
  6. What are the chart abbreviations for fixed and flashing lights?

 

 

The answers are below.

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS

  1. The Panama Canal is due south.
  2. EPIRB is an emergency position-indicating radio beacon
  3. To drown the miller means to add water to your rum ration.
  4. True
  5. Canada has the most miles of coastline: 56,453. The next closest country is Indonesia with 33,987 miles.
  6. F. and Fl.

Watch for more of this quiz on Sunday.

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