District 10 Squadrons

 

 

Central Wisconsin

Central Wisconsin Sail and Power Squadron -  Maury Rice

The Central Wisconsin Sail and Power Squadron is located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Great lakes, rivers, Great Lakes, Gulf and Atlantic waters. The Squadron welcomes those interested in boating responsibly.

Door County

Door County   Cdr. Bob Denoto, JN  

Cdr. Bob Denoto, JN     The Door County Sail & Power Squadron was chartered in 1954 as the Sturgeon Bay Power Squadron. Over the last half century, the Squadron has grown to more than eighty members and encompasses the entire county of Door. Members of the Squadron provide a valued civic service to the community with a variety of safe boating classes and seminars offered to the public. The Squadron was awarded “First in Nation” for Outstanding Educational Achievement, proudly receiving the Prince Henry Award both in 2006 and 2008.

 

Furthermore, each season numerous Vessel Safety Checks are performed for recreational boaters who reside in or visit the area. In addition, the Squadron’s cooperative charting program allows members to supply information to the Marine Chart Division of NOS/NOAA resulting in corrections to nautical charts, small craft charts, and Coast Pilot publications.

 

Squadron members benefit from camaraderie with fellow boaters via diverse cruises each year, both lengthy and short, along with various social events. Gatherings range from formal dinners, such as the Change of Watch, to fun get-togethers, a 50’s diner-style Rock ‘n Roll Fitting Out Party, for instance. The Squadron’s major fundraiser is the annual Holiday Party Auction, where members each bring a beautifully wrapped one-pound item – anything from diamonds to donuts – to be auctioned off with the contents unknown.

 

The Squadron works closely with local organizations, such as the Door County Maritime Museum, to encourage safe and fun boating. For example, members volunteer at the Museum’s Classic Wooden Boat Festival, a major area event held each August on the museum grounds on the water in Sturgeon Bay. Activities include building a boat to compete in the Sikaflex Challenge, presenting short seminars on subjects such as knot tying and anchoring, and handing out literature and talking to show visitors about boating safety.

 

The Door County Sail and Power Squadron’s website (usps.org/door) provides a wealth of information on the Squadron and its upcoming activities and about the local boating region, including marina and harbor locations and up-to-date bridge openings and closings. It also imparts general knowledge on essential services.

 

Door County, the Wisconsin peninsula with Green Bay waters on the west and Lake Michigan on the east, has more than 300 miles of coastline. Boaters from all over the world visit Door County’s beautiful shores to enjoy unbelievable boating and beaches, along with matchless museums, spectacular sand, scenery, and sunsets…..and Door County Sail & Power Squadron members are delighted to share the county’s grandeur!

Duluth

Duluth Squadron - Tom Linderholm
 

 

The Duluth Squadron was organized by 12 Duluth/Superior harbor boaters, and sailors in 1939. Several members were active and commissioned by the Coast Guard during WWII to act as homeland security, as there were many war effort shipyards in full production in the area. The Duluth Squadron has approximately 200 members, most of whom do their boating at the "head of the Lakes", Duluth/Superior harbor. Favorite destinations are the Apostle Islands/Bayfield, WI., Isle Royale, and both the South and North shore of Lake Superior . Several have traveled from Duluth doing the "loop" , down the Mississippi river system, around and back up the intercoastal waterway, and back across the Great Lakes , or other destinations on the Great Lakes. The Squadron has their own "dock" at the southeast end of the harbor just off the Superior Entry in Al louez Bay, where several events are held annually. Members have the luxury of using the dock and its facilities at their leisure. The two significant annual social events are the Fitting Out Party, with an incredible prime rib, or roast beef of baron dinner by Cap't Jack Soetebier and crew with the auction which has been very successful over the years, and the Corn Roast during Labor Day weekend at the dock. More effort and funding is going into the public boating classes with a good amount of success, anticipating new member growth from that. Advanced grades and electives are scheduled, well attended, and successful. The VSC program is very active with over 350 exams done annually. Focus is on scheduling exams at particular marinas during early summer Saturdays, some in conjunction with the USCG Auxilliary. A full bridge complement is in place, with a great group of very dedicated boaters helping to keep the Squadron alive. Part of our mission is to simplify our efforts, have fun, educate the public, and focus on our safe boating activities.

Green Bay

Green Bay -  Cdr. Wayne Dunbar, AP

 

The Green Bay Sail and Power Squadron was formed in 1940 by 10 local boaters, becoming the 52nd squadron of the United States Power Squadron. From those early years we have continued to grow and provided the resources to help other squadrons form in northeast Wisconsin. Our squadron is a strong organization with approximately 125 members that support an active educational program, social activities throughout the year and community service. The squadron has received The Prince Henry Award for teaching excellence three times, once in 1981, again in 2001, and most recently in 2009.

 

Our membership can be seen boating on the bay of Green Bay as well as on Lake Michigan. Whether you are on the waters of the Fox River or are at the northern tip of the Door Peninsula, the Green Bay burgee flies proudly on our members’ boats.

 

Be sure and visit our website to read the latest news or to find-out how you too can become a member and join the fun!

Hiawatha Valley

Hiawatha David Muscarella
 
  

 

Located in the scenic Mississippi Valley bluff country that includes the widest spot on the Mississippi River, Lake Pepin, the Hiawatha Valley Sail and Power Squadron is the newest addition to District 10. Organized in May, 1999, and chartered in March, 2000, the squadron serves the educational and boating interests of the south metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul and southeastern Minnesota. Be sure to visit their fine web site to learn more about the Hiawatha Valley Squadron.

Madison Sail and Power Squadron

Madison Sail and Power Squadron - Cdr. Claudia Miran, AP

 

The Madison Sail and Power Squadron invites you to their web site when you've finish browsing here. The Squadron boasts over 100 members, and strives to be on the cutting edge when it comes to ways in which to provide boating education to its members and the general public.

Marinette Menominee

Marinette Menominee  - Cdr. Paul Hiniker


Welcome to the United States Sail & Power Squadron for Marinette, WI and Menominee, MI. The Marinette-Menominee Sail & Power Squadron is located on the western shores of the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay. With the many ports of Wisconsin’s Door County just 14 miles across the bay and the Menominee Marina, the hidden jewel of the bay’s western shore, we offer an exceptionally interesting, diverse and exciting area for inland boating.


We are a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to providing our community with the knowledge required for responsible boating, by offering boating safety classes and vessel safety checks under the guidance of the U.S. Coast Guard. We also promote and encourage the continuing education of our members through the United States Sail & Power Squadron sponsored events in the classroom and on the water, as well as cultivating friendships and camaraderie in the local boating community through boating rendezvous and social events. Boating is fun---we’ll show you how!

Milwaukee

Milwaukee - Cdr. Ted Smyczek, SN

 

With over 70 members, the Milwaukee Sail and Power Squadron has a long history of providing USPS educational benefits to this metropolitan area. Take a moment to visit their web site.

Minnetonka

Minnetonka - Kevin Wehrmann

 

Be sure to visit the website home of the Minnetonka Squadron for an up close and personal view of this growing Squadron. With their very own island retreat, this Squadron has over 500 members. Members enjoy boating on the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers, as well as their "home" Lake Minnetonka.

Oshkosh

Oshkosh - Cdr. Geoff Carman, AP

 

The Oshkosh Power Squadron is situated on the shores of Lake Winnebago, 80 miles north of Milwaukee, and 50 miles south of Green Bay. Although we are a relatively small group (35 members), our activities involve the three primary objectives of USPS: community service, continuing education, and enjoying the friendship and camaraderie of our fellow members. We work closely with the Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer Vessel Safety Checks, and with local boating and hunting/fishing clubs to teach Safe Boating classes.

St. Paul

St. Paul - Cdr. Nancy Gagich, S

 

Chartered in 1963, with current membership approaching 200, the members of the St. Paul Sail and Power Squadron call the many lakes of Minnesota, the Mississippi River, the St Croix River, Lake Superior, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and both the Pacific & Atlantic Oceans home, with boats ranging from PWC & canoes to 55' motor yachts, both sail and power.


Utilizing the USPS BoatSmart and JetSmart courses, members hold instructional classes for the public throughout the year. If someone has a desire to take a class, we will organize it. The squadron has arrangements with Cochran's Marine, Link Recreation, and Hallberg Marine to promote and sponsor the course for individuals that purchase their boats through them. In addition, many of the local marinas promote our courses and will allow use to use their facilities for instructional purposes.


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