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The Ensign

During her cruise, author Annette de Paz sits astern close to the edge of the deck, holding on to a handrail.

Becoming Part
of the Crew

How do you gain cruising or open-ocean experience when you don’t have an oceangoing vessel? Do what I did. Search for a large vessel in need of crew. It took many fruitless Internet searches, but I finally found my opportunity while browsing boats for sale on Craigslist. …more»

this issue:

Sites of distinction

The USPS Information Technology Committee announced the 2007 Website Award recipients during the Annual Meeting in Dallas on 23 Feb. 2008.more»

Golden Eagle winner soars to the top

Congratulations to District 14’s Edward W. Lewis, winner of the 2006–2007 Cooperative Charting Golden Eagle Award.more»

Vessel examiners honored

In 2007, USPS vessel examiners performed 34,085 vessel safety checks. For their dedication and service, the Vessel Safety Check Committee …more»

Marine groups bolster boating safety

Today, more marine organizations and manufacturers are offering safety information and equipment to consumers. They understand that consumers drive safety-engineered vehicles ... more»

USPS Broadcasts Safety

To help kick off the 2008 North American Safe Boating Campaign, the USPS Amateur Radio Club will hold a special event at the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station, W1AW, at American Radio Relay League headquarters in Newington, Conn., on 7 and 8 June.more»

Member saves 6
from drowning

A day of fishing could have ended tragically for a small family in eastern Washington this past September if it hadn’t been for Poverty Bay Power Squadron member Josh Webster. Josh and two friends arrived early and spent most of the morning …more»