Communication at Sea: Whistles, Codes and Flags
Join the Coastal Discovery Museum on November 3 at 2 pm when Captain Tom Anderson presents this program. Ships and their captains use a variety of devices and colorful signals to identify themselves and to communicate with each other. A historical review of maritime communication explains the origins, meanings, and uses of signals, flags, and codes.
Captain Tom joined the U.S. Navy as a medical officer, and practiced Emergency Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, and Underseas Medicine for most of his adult life. In addition to researching and writing, Tom speaks about the maritime world at Maritime Museums and Science Museums near is home, at the University of South Carolina, and to general audiences of all ages.
Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island and is open Monday through Saturday 9-4:30 and Sunday 11-3.