Detroit Power Squadron
Years Of Safe Boating Education
The Detroit Power
Squadron was founded and officially chartered in 1916 as a unit of the
United States Power Squadrons®, the world's largest boating educational
organization. We are sailors, power boaters, and paddlers who have
a common appreciation of just “messing about with boats”. However,
you do not have to own a boat to be a member. We are a volunteer
organization with a non-profit status.
One of our main objectives is to promote safe boating through education.
The United States Power Squadrons® has a large selection of basic and
advanced courses and seminars. There is everything from basic
inland and coastal, to offshore boating. Click on the Education
Department link above for our current class schedules.
Another primary objective involves other community and civic services
such as the Vessel Safety Check program. During the boating
season, our qualified members conduct courtesy vessel safety checks of
boats at the request of their owners. Click on the VSC link above for more information.
As a member of the Detroit Power Squadron you can enjoy many benefits
including discounts on marine insurance. Most of our meetings and
some social events are held at the historical Detroit Yacht Club on
Belle Isle. As Commander I welcome you to become a member and have
fun at our many activities. Enjoy the camaraderie while learning
and helping others.
If you have any questions about membership, please contact:
For more information about classes, please contact:
Thank you for visiting our website.
Commander Joseph C. Tatham, SN
BE SAFE - GET CHECKED
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