Looking Back photo contest winners


Via an online poll held during the United States Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club, 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, you voted for your favorite photo in The Ensign’s Spring 2021 Photo Contest. This year, we invited photographers to submit their best boating photos from any decade or year.

We narrowed the submissions down to four finalists: Shane Hansen, Larry MacDonald, Miguel Angel Miranda and Michael Pipia.

Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, by Miguel Angel MirandaAfter a total of 1,140 votes, Miranda of San Juan Power Squadron/33 took first place with a resounding 663 votes.

 Broughton Islands of Canada by Larry MacDonaldMacDonald of Canada came in second place with 292 votes.

Harrison Charter Township on Lake St. Clair, Michigan, by Michael PipiaPipia of Grosse Pointe Power Squadron/9 took third place with 102 votes.

Solo kayak trip at the lake near his home in Camas, Washington, by Shane HansenAnd Hansen of Washington came in fourth place with 83 votes.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated! Visit our Facebook page to see all the submissions.

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