Franklin D’Aurizio

As a first generation Italian-American, Franklin D’Aurizio was born on November 1, 1932, to Domenico and Eugenia Primavera D’Aurizio in Fairport, NY. Frank passed on …

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2025 Photo Contest

Submit your best snapshot! For The Ensign’s 2025 Photo Contest, send us your best on-the-water photos. Pictures can be anything from a recent cruise to …

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Woman and man stand together at a table for Vessel Safety Checks

Celebrating National Safe Boating Week

To commemorate National Safe Boating Week, local chapters of United States Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club, organized and participated in boating safety events across the …

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William Houghtby

William “Bill” Earl Houghtby, 99, of North Oaks, Minnesota, passed away after a short illness on Feb 11, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Bill …

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Terry E. Witmer

Terry E. Witmer, 82, passed away suddenly at his residence on February 12, 2024. He married Susan Hoffman in December 1966 and they recently celebrated …

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Edward L. Fairchild

Edward L. Fairchild Jr., 75, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away July 6, 2023, with his family by his bedside at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Ed …

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Rodman W. Chrysler

Rodman Chrysler was a member of the Oyster Bay Sail & Power Squadron for 42 years and was dedicated to many volunteer organizations. He and …

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Wayne K. Osborne

Wayne Keith Osborn of Petersburg, Michigan, died of complications due to heart disease on March 17, 2024. He was 79. He was a devoted advocate …

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Sabrina Navaretta 

On April 28, 2023, Sabrina Navaretta, a club member since the day she took America’s Boating Course, died in a tragic car accident. Sabrina couldn’t …

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Therese and Goti paddling with the washing machine’s breaking seas in the background

Rescue in the washing machine

In almost 30 years of sea kayaking, I have been involved in many capsized-paddler rescues. Serious paddlers regularly practice rescues to be ready when called …

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