At all times of his or her choosing, to provide advice and assistance to USPS® members,
and if the Port Captain chooses, to others making contact.

The Port Captain can recommend mechanics, sail makers, and repair yards in the area as
well as medical and dental facilities in his or her locale. The Port Captain can also direct
weary sailors and boaters to local restaurants and motels.

The Port Captain is familiar with the activities of local USPS® squadrons, the U.S. Coast
Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

While Port Captains are under no obligation to provide more than friendly advice, they are
persons who enjoy meeting people and serving their fellows.

Still, their primary expertise lies in their knowledge of local waters and unmarked hazards
to safe navigation. The objective is to provide information, reliable advice and
comradeship. Their aim is make fellow members feel they are welcome and have found a

It is inevitable that word of the program will circulate through the boating public....Port
Captains are to project the image of being part of a fraternal organization devoted to
boating safety. Persons interested in USPS® or the public Boating Course (SM) will be
referred to their nearest squadron commander or squadron educational officer.

Knowledge, seamanship, service to others, friendship and fraternity -- this has been the
essence of the United States Power Squadrons® since 1913.

P/C/C Pou Bailey, SN

The Port Captain's Directory is available to USPS members via the following link:

 Bayside Power Squadron's Port Captain   
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