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The Ensign

Brightly painted buildings of Hope Town seen from the water

Hope Town family vacation

I thought it would be a treat to start the new year by taking my family to the Bahamas. Little did I know that our trip would closely resemble a Chevy Chase “Vacation” movie.

I began planning our trip in July 2007. I booked the last available house on Elbow Cay …more »

this issue:

Upon selling your boat

Most boaters put far more time and energy into buying a boat than selling one. While buyers often price shop carefully, sellers tend to slap a …more »

Sounds of safety

Sooner or later, most of us encounter fog while on the water, and understanding sound signals could help you avoid a collision.more »

Hook, line and sinker

Many people decide to buy a boat almost by accident. You may be sitting in traffic on your way home from work when you decide you would … more »

Lunch and learn

If your squadron is searching for ways to increase community involvement and membership, partnering with local businesses could be the answer. Many companies offer education opportunities for employees during and after work hours. If there’s sufficient interest, … more »

Journalism awards announced

At the 2008 Annual Meeting, the USPS Publications Committee recognized outstanding squadron and district publications with the 2007 Distinction in Journalism Award.

District commanders received certificates to be presented …more »

cooperative charting volunteers receive kudos

The following members achieved either 15, 20 or 25 years on the Cooperative Charting National Honor Roll during the 2007–2008 Cooperative Charting year. Click "more" for a list of winners.more »