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This is Who We Are
Long Bay Power Squadron is one of 14 squadrons making up District 26 of The United States Power Squadrons. This national non-profit organization, founded in 1914 has its headquarters in Raleigh, NC and is dedicated to safer boating through education and communicates through their national publication called The Ensign.
The United States Power Squadrons was 100 years old in 2015. The thirteen stars and thirteen stripes in the Ensign (flag) are taken directly from the United States Yacht Ensign and thus they have the same meaning as in the Yacht and National Ensigns (that is, thirteen stars for the original states and thirteen stripes for the colonies).
We have three primary areas of interest – Civic Service, Self Education and being a fraternal BOATING CLUB. The Education page shows the many courses available to our members as well as classes offered to the public as a part of our Civic Service. Additional civic contributions include free Vessel Safety Checks, keeping the Socastee boat landing clean as well as collecting information about local waters to assist NOAA in upgrading nautical charts (Co-Op Charting). Long Bay serves the area from Myrtle Beach, SC to McClellanville, SC (See A MAP). Details about membership dues and benefits are found on the Membership Page.
Our members share a common interest in boating even though all members DO NOT own boats. We meet socially the second Tuesday of each month at different area restaurants (see the Calendar page for details). In addition, the club goes cruising each month, March through November. The Calendar highlights each boating event in blue.
That’s who we are and what we do. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Long Bay Power Squadron. For more information about membership contact Chuck Oeinck. If you have other questions, please: Contact our Commander Jerry Williams, Or email the Squadron.