During the second week of October, The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum launched its new lunchtime Maritime Training Program for Lighthouse staff and volunteers. Through the program participants learn to row as a team as well as how to handle small sailing craft. The purpose of the program is to help Lighthouse staff and volunteers better understand and appreciate the unique marine environment of St. Augustine. Understanding how the winds, currents, tides, and shoals of our local water’s effect ship’s and boat’s navigation gives staff and volunteers a more personal connection with the sea. This in turn gives them confidence on the water and also enables them to better interpret and share our maritime history and archaeology with our guests.