In the NEXT Ensign

  • Ride along with a captain trying to rescue his 110-foot vessel gone adrift on Lake Superior.

  • Ready your boat and trailer for the new season.

  • Learn best practices for splicing wires.
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Bob Hamilton on the Parker Pilothouse at a dock in New Jersey

Delightful delivery

When a Canadian friend asked my husband, Bob, and me to transport his 23-foot Parker pilothouse from Morehead City, N.C., to Georgian Bay, Ontario, we couldn’t pass up the chance.

In May 2008, we departed Hall Haven, N.C., and reached Coinjock Marina on the north side of Albemarle Sound in one day. … more »

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USPS teaches basics to naval reservists

In mid-February 2007, I received a call from Jim Martinelli, a Saddle Brook, N.J., police lieutenant and chief petty officer with U.S. Naval Reserve …more »

Whet your nav skills without getting wet

Longing for boating season to begin? You might consider online racing at Virtual Loup-De-Mer. This free, real-time sailboat-routing simulation …more »

Workshop teaches Cooperative Charting skills

The 2009 NOAA-USPS Cooperative Charting workshop will be held at the Atlantic Marine Center in Norfolk, Va., from 1 to 2 May. …more »

Fishing event reels in fun

One of Manatee Sail & Power Squadron’s most rewarding and fun civic service projects is its association with Just for Girls. This nonprofit provides alternative education for at-risk middle-school girls in Manatee County, Fla., who have difficulty in a traditional …more »

usps joins citizen corps

On 21 Feb., the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced a new affiliation with USPS in support of Citizen Corps, FEMA’s grassroots effort to strengthen community preparedness through civic participation.

“The alliance between Citizen Corps and U.S. Power … more »

Outstanding achievements, service honored at meeting

At the 2009 Annual Meeting, many members, squadrons and districts received coveted awards in recognition of their achievements and service to USPS during 2008. Here’s a roundup of the awards and winners: more »