Saltwater in the Veins – The Coast Guard: A Family of Families
When your family has worked on the sea for generations and people remark that seawater runs through your veins, where else would you end up but in the Canadian Coast Guard?
“My father spent most of his life on the water,” says Captain Windross Banton, 51 years old. He is the Commanding Officer of CCGS Terry Fox, a heavy icebreaker and will celebrate 30 years with the Coast Guard next year.
“I don’t know how far back it goes past my grandfather, but the assumption is working on the ...