The Berea Power Squadron is a group of individuals dedicated to making recreational boating safer and more fun! Our members participate by: going on
cruises, volunteering their time to teach classes
and seminars, performing vessel safety checks
and much, much more! We try our best to make our activities fun while promoting boating safety.
Shakedown Cruise: Saturday, 11 May, 2013
Vermilion Cruise: 7-9 June, 2013
Put-In-Bay Cruise: 28-30 June, 2013
Kelleys Island Cruise: 26-28 July, 2013
D/7 Cruise to Middle Bass: 2-4 August, 2013
Huron Boat Basin Cruise: 23-25 August, 2013
"Anchor In" at Sandusky Paper District: 7-8 September, 2013
Clambake: 28 September, 2013
Apparently the effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt in our area. Edgewater Public Marina is closed for the entire 2013 season due to storm damage. The storm also piled up a shoal in front of the West Vermilion River entrance. The Vermilion Port Authority did soundings of the entire river entrance, and published a rough chart of their findings. All mariners are advised to go around the East side of the detached breakwater. Click on the image below to make the image larger.
The United States Coast guard issued a non mandatory alert for boaters to be warned using power strips aboard their boat.
The Annual Meeting of Berea Power Squadron is announced to take place on 5 March, 2013. All members are requested to attend. Berea’s Nominating Committee will present a slate of officers to lead our squadron for
2013-2014. All members are invited to participate in the election process. The meeting begins
promptly at 7:30 p.m. The uniform
is a blazer with USPS insignia or
appropriate attire. The meeting
will be followed by a social hour.
There are some new rules for entering Canada. I was just made aware that USPS National has issued a correction
to our ABC3 course
. Under the old rules, American Boaters did not need to check into Canadian Customs if they just transited Canadian waters without stopping, anchoring or touching land. This has changed. Private boaters that enter Canadian waters must contact Canadian Customs. Even if you are just transiting Canadian waters because it's the shortest distance between two points. You must contact Canadian Customs. I would not know this, if I didn't teach the course. We should try to get the word out to as many people as possible, because I imagine there are many people that don't understand these new rules.
Bruce Myren is a photographer from Massachusetts that is working on a very interesting project called The Fortieth Parrallel
. He is travelling across the United States and taking a panoramic photo where the 40th Parallel of Latitude
crosses each Meridian of Longitude at the whole degree. Here is a google map
that indicates each location where he needs to take a photo. The 40th Parallel officially touches the following states: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
Below is his photo taken in Columbus, Ohio:
You can check out the rest of the photos that Bruce has taken so far at his website
Here is some incredible footage of a hydrofoil. With 25 knots of wind, the vessel was capable of posting an 59.23 knot average speed over a 500 meter course. The vessel was able to hit a mind blowing 63 knot top speed during the run.