Our Squadron and its Location
Swiftwater Power Squadron Inc., a unit of United States Power Squadrons®, was chartered on 28 August 1957. A small group of forty men, members of Buffalo Squadron, saw the need for a squadron in the northern suburbs of Buffalo. This group met at the Elks Lodge in North Tonawanda to organize the new Squadron.
The first Commander of Swiftwater Power Squadron was David Roughhead. Since its beginning, Swiftwater has grown from forty members to a membership of over two hundred men and women. Swiftwater is a non-profit fraternal boating organization of both sailors and power boaters with an outstanding record of educational and civic achievements.
Throughout its history, members have enthusiastically enjoyed teaching the boating public safe boating skills, furthering their own nautical education, and assisting NOAA with chart corrections to our waterways and geodetic marker recovery.
As a fraternal boating club, members are offered a full schedule of social and group activities throughout the year.
P/R/C George O. Clarke Jr., FC