Arial image of the Ohio River

Ohio River cruise

A few Columbus Sail & Power Squadron/29 members drove to Ripley, Ohio, one Thursday in August 2021 to get a jump on the weekend. We …

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Lessons from a boat fire

Back in 2020, Beth and I took a cruise up North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound, accompanied by another couple in their boat. One morning, while putting …

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Paddlecraft safety features come in handy when you need to perform a self rescue

Paddlecraft safety features

Most recreational power vessels under 20 feet must meet minimum flotation requirements set forth in the Federal Requirements for Boats. Paddlecraft are exempted from these …

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Boat Tour Captain Summer

My Summer as a Boat Tour Captain

Over the summer, I captained tour boats for Original Soo Locks Boat Tours up north in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Interlake Maritime Services recently purchased …

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Canal boating in France bridge in Verdun

Canal Boating in France

France has two popular types of canal boats—large boats with captain and crew for 80 or more passengers and small boats with no crew for …

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Boat climbing gear

As you plan for the next boating season, you may want to consider outfitting your vessel with some boat climbing gear. Loop sling Among the …

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John T. Alter

Past Chief Commander John Theodore Alter passed away peacefully on June 20, 2023, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, with his loving wife, Judy, and family at …

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Dale L. Overly

Dale L. Overly, age 85, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2023, at ProMedica Flower Hospital surrounded by his loving family. A …

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