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Swamp Fox Power Squadron
Florence, SC

 

 

 

Hard to believe the longest day of the year has come and gone. Sad news is that the days will only get shorter from now until December. No matter. Summer is here. You can trust me on that one 'cuz the days are getting hot, hazy, and humid. So I'm thinking it has to be perfect kayaking weather but, just like with larger boats, some care needs to be taken when approaching the dock.

Of course I'm also thinking everybody has gotten their boat VSC'd for 2017 by now. No? Hey. Don't put off this valuable service. Take advantage and be sure to get your boat VSC'd for this season. There's even a direct link to our VSC program below. Your pasengers will like it, your crew will like it, and I guarantee that you will like it. Only takes a few minutes of your time.

Oh, and don't forget to check out our District 26 website to find out what's going on in the district.

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Speaking of things going on in the district, you can check out event photos to see what has been going on. Click here to take a peek.

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The United States Power Squadron's mission is to provide leadership in recreational boating safety through education and civic activities while promoting fellowship for its members. Located in Florence South Carolina, the Swamp Fox Power Squadron offers many carefully planned courses in subjects like Seamanship, Piloting, Plotting and Position Finding, Celestial Navigation, Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance, Marine Electronics, Sailing, and much more. These courses are taught by experienced member instructors, and members who complete them are recognized. Join us on-the-water and off with fellow members who are skilled in boating. On-the-water activities include cruises, rendezvous, sail races, navigation contests and even fishing derbies. Activities ashore include meetings with marine programs, parties, dinner-dances, picnics and field trips. Be sure to read our latest newsletter, FOXTALES, to learn about squadron updates and other important information.

USPS Vessel Safety Check (VSC) Program

Besides offering boating education, we promote boating safety with courtesy Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) at the request of the owners. Click here to learn more about our VSC program.

USPS Cooperative Charting Program  

So what is Cooperative Charting? Our CoOp Charting Program is conducted in close coordination with the Marine Chart Division, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is a major public service of USPS. Click here to learn more about this program that not only provides a valuable service for NOAA but also serves as an excellent learning experience for our members.

    


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