Guest Author Bio

Matt and Keeko in the water

Quick thinking on the sound

Thanks to his boating knowledge, a boater is prepared to stop an urgent situation on the water from turning into an emergency.

Dock on deck logo

Skin Cancer 101

As I write this, the Northeast is having the first nice spring day of the year—sunny and relatively warm, a harbinger of the sunny days …

Read more

Great Lakes Adventure

Sunday afternoon, July 3 The deep blue sky had just a few picturesque fluffy white clouds. A cold front had brought down the temperature and …

Read more

Scoop rescue is used when someone has capsized and becomes incapicated or injured.

Capsize Recovery

Paddlers new to the sport or those occasionally renting a boat are focused on all the fun they will have exploring rivers, lakes, or the …

Read more

Hells Canyon

To Hells Canyon and back

One boater recounts his family’s trip to Hells Canyon on a paddlewheeler via Columbia River and Snake River.

Small Craft Advisories

Heed Small Craft Advisories

After ignoring a Small Craft Advisory, and his own gut, a boater encounters rough seas when he sets out on the Long Island Sound.

Second Town Hall on Reorganization

Update: Second Town Hall recording is now available The Second Town Hall on Reorganization was held Wednesday evening, May 4, 2022. Check out the link …

Read more

Reorganization Town Hall Meetings

All members of United States Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club, are invited to the first of a series of virtual Town Hall Meetings to help …

Read more

Reorganization Update and Town Halls

The United States Power Squadrons Ad Hoc Committee on Reorganization has completed its recommendations to the Board of Directors, which were approved in principle subject …

Read more

Paddling with marine VHF

Paddling with marine VHF

“Paddlers do not think of themselves as boaters.” – A Boater’s Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats by the U.S. Coast Guard Because …

Read more