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United States Power Squadron 


United States Power Squadron Organized in 1914, USPS is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects.

USPS Membership Page

National information for first timers, Orientation package, numerous forms.


All the latest events in USPS.  A web news blog.

United States Power  Squadron - District 4

The Home Page for the District that our squadron belongs to.

USPS Storm Central

The link was established as a USPS emergency communication system (Storm Central) and is designed to function like a bulletin board for posting messages about "where you are" in the event of evacuation (or related contact information), information from members who are offering to volunteer their house as an evacuation safe haven, messages from members who are in need of a place to stay and have pets, or just assistance and help, etc.

How to fly Flags

USPS instructions on flying your flags and burgees

National Safe Boating Test

Test your boating knowledge

Float Plan

The USPS float plan template is a flexible tool for helping you generate a customized float plan

Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons

The Home Page of the Canadian equivalent of the United States Power Squadrons. 

Commodore Uniform Company

A uniform supplier for the USPS

US Government


Declaration of Independence


The Constitution of the United States of America


NASA site

The official NASA site.

US Government recalls

A one stop site for government recalls.  This includes boats.

Coast Guard Links & State of NJ



This is the Coast Guard web home page.

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the civilian volunteer arm of the United States Coast Guard - 35,000 men and women who donate their time and expertise to support the Coast Guard and improve boating safety.

USCG - Navigation Center

The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) provides quality navigation services that promote safe transportation, support the commerce of the United States. Raritan Bay is in the 4th and 5th CG District.

USCG - Documentation Center

This site permits you to enter a documentation number and search for ownership and liens.

USCG-Vessel Documentation Form

Application for Vessel Documentation

USCG - Office of Boating Safety


USCG - MMSI (Through Boat US)

Maritime Mobile Service Identity

NJ Boater Information

NJ Marine resource website.  Great for NJ boaters.

NJ State Police

NJ State Police site with marine information

NJ State Marine Police Website

NJ State Marine Police website

State of NJ Boat Registration 

Online boat registration for the State of NJ

Private site that organizes CG information

Private site nothing known about the site.

Weather links


NOAA Weather

Forecasts & Information

Weather Channel

The Weather Channel

Weather Underground

Site with hourly predictions and details

Weather Images

Commercial site with pop ups

Weather Boating Industry

Recreational Boating Industry Weather

Boats, Yachts: Safe Harbor - Hurricane Preparation

 Hurricane preparation information site

Marine Weather (private)


Earth from satellites

Views of Earth from satellites

ONR  Science & Technology Focus: Oceanography

Office of Navel Research, interesting

Florida State University Weather Education

Moderately interesting

National Hurricane Center

NOAA Hurricane center site

Boat US Hurricane preparedness

Boat US help for Hurricanes



Tide Predictions 


Tide predictions

Tide predictions for Raritan Bay, the East and Hudson Rivers. 

Tide Tables

Water Level Tidal Predictions by NOAA

Tide program

Privately written and maintained see disclaimer.



Charts, Navigation & Maps


NOAA Main Page

The Office of Coast Survey (OCS) produces nautical charts for United States waters, including its possessions and territories.

NOAA Charts

The Office of Coast Survey (OCS) produces nautical charts for United States waters, including its possessions and territories. This also includes updates.  You must agree to disclaimer to use the site.

Office of Coast Survey - Home - Nautical Charts

Latest on free Raster Charts. See two articles below Article 1  Article 2

Charts in Booklet form.

Charts in booklet form from NOAA.

NOAA Nautical Chart On-Line Viewer

 View NOAA chart online by chart number.

US Geological Survey

Home Site

Charts on Demand

NOAA charts on demand information


Commercial Map and Chart site

Rand McNally

Internet map site


Internet map site

Navigation site

Basics, LOP, Compass, Tides and more

Extensive maps and satellite photos plus other information for boaters.  Good planning tool.

Graphics & Misc.




Homeland Security Resource

Non Government but interesting site.

Robert's Rules of Order

Robert's Rules of Order 1915 edition complete

Animated Knots

A great website of knots. Dynamic tying of knots.

Ropers Knot Page

A great website of knots.  All different types  with pictures

United States Flag

A wealth of information on the United States Flag plus Graphics

Newark Star-Ledger Boating Blog

Charles Zusman writes on boating subjects.  May be of interest to boater.



Computer sites


Truth or Fiction

Site to check computer rumors

Urban Legends

Site to check computer rumors

Symantec Virus

Symantec virus site for virus info and Hoaxes


  McAfee virus site for virus info



Coastal Boating dot net

Boating info site

Sailing Links   

Mark Rosenstein's Sailing Page

Sailing Page

Seas National

SEAS - The Society for the Education of American Sailors

Seas Monmouth County

SEAS - The Society for the Education of American Sailors

SEAS Morris County

SEAS - The Society for the Education of American Sailors

US Sailing

Main US Sailing site



Advanced Navigation

Online course for marine navigation

US Sailing

Information on sailing and navigation

The COOLRoom

Rutgers University Coastal Ocean Observation Lab

The Planetary Society

The largest nonprofit nongovernmental space advocacy group on Earth.

Commercial - General


American Red Cross Boating Safety Tips in Heat Baoting safety tips in hot weather

Boat Industry Page

The Boat Building Industry

NADA Boat Guide

The NADA Boat Guide provides used values for boats, personal watercrafts, outboard motors, and boat trailers.   In addition to specifications, it provides two retail consumer values - low retail value (for boats that show excessive wear and tear) and average retail value (for boats in good condition, moderate wear and tear, with no visible damage or defects, and in sound running condition). 

Boat History Report

If you find a boat you are interested in, you will want to obtain a boat history report (one partner of NADA that provides this service can be found at and have a structural inspection completed to ensure that you determine if the boat has sustained damage due to a hurricane, flood, or accident.

Boat US

Boats for Sale 

Garmin GPS

Marine Surveyors

Magellan GPS


Sailboat Rentals in NJ

 Teak Products (Foreign)

West Marine

Zincs on line

Commercial sites for boating equipment, parts etc.
























































































































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