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This story is the result of a call out from Brian Guck for such stories so that we may learn from each other.

The Smith Trophy shall be awarded annually to a member of the Annisquam Yacht Club for  outstanding achievement in or extraordinary contributions to the sport of sailing. 

Dear Members of the Boston Station,

Boston Station Safety Officer Brian Guck had a recent experience that may be a good lesson for all of us.  Here's what happened.

One morning, a week ago I was heading down the Warren River out into Narragansett Bay when I saw a small flash of white along the shore of Rumstick Point to starboard.  I grabbed my binoculars and saw a rowing shell moving along the shore.  Except for that one flash of white the boat and its rowers were all but invisible.

To the members of the Boston Station,