U.S. Power Squadrons
The U.S. Power Squadrons, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to making boating safer, is celebrating its 100-year anniversary.
Some 40,000 members are now active in more than 400 squadrons across America and in U.S. territories. In addition to offering boating classes, the squadrons work with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary on courtesy Vessel Safety Checks for boat owners and help the National Ocean Service keep nautical charts accurate.
Events have been held throughout the year to commemorate the group’s centennial anniversary. The next one will be October 25 in California, where the San Joaquin Delta Power Squadron will offer hands-on boater training and education along with free vessel checks.
Learn more about other upcoming events at www.usps.org.