U.S. Brig Niagara - home port Erie, Pa.
Established in 1914,
United States Power Squadrons
or America's Boating Club
is the largest fraternal boating organization in the World with
46,000 Members in 448 Squadrons in 35 Districts from Maine to
California, several U.S. Territories and Japan. The USPS membership
consists of both sail and power recreational boaters.
USPS is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-enforcement fraternal
boating organization dedicated to recreational boating education and
Squadron, started in October 1937, is in USPS
District 7 and is located in northwest Pennsylvania,
Erie, Pa. The area is
the home of Lake Erie and the Presque Isle peninsula. The Erie
Power Squadron is an organization of boaters who believe in boating
fun, safety on the water, and boating education. We teach a
public boating course and offer many advanced and elective courses
to anyone who wishes to become a member. If you are a new
boater looking to get started or an experienced boater looking to
learn more, let us know. Also, if you just want to get to know
other boaters, give us a call. We also have dinner meetings
with speakers every month and fun summer activities.
The Erie Power
Squadron membership consists of a cross section of power boaters and
sailors from the Erie, PA and surrounding areas. Meetings are held
on the second Thursday of every month and we meet
at the Erie Yacht Club, unless otherwise noted in the schedule or
newsletter, at 7:00 PM.
We offer the
Course, a USPS public boating course for the classroom setting
or an online boating course for anyone who is
interested in taking a class from home
Our public boating course is accepted as
qualification for all boaters and personnel watercraft owners in
Check out "Boat
Live 365" for safety tips.
Check out our national links on
Check out our local link on
If you require information about
boating situations in our area or an area that you may be traveling
to, please try our
Captains site for more information.
We are trying to set up seminars for the spring
The seminar series is open to the public. If you are
interested in future seminars please call Tom Pallotta at
814-866-2058 or email