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Swamp Fox Power Squadron
Florence, SC




So Valentines Day has come and gone. Expect we need to be looking at the summer and this year's boating season. Believe it or not there are more folks with vessels that have no motor to speak of but, just like the ones with the motors, there are hazards to be reckoned with when coming into dock. Don't know about sunscreen but it looks as if these fellows do have their life jackets on. Haven't looked but I'd wager there is something for our VSC folks to check on these vesssels. How about everyone else? I know you've been thinking about your boats and this year's fishing. Believe it or not any time is a good time to think about your Vessel Safety Check. Doesn't take a bunch of time. Really. Wishing everyone a fun and safe boating season!

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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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