Since 1934, Staten Island Sail and Power Squadron has been teaching safety to the boaters of Staten Island, New York. Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City. A unit of the United States Power Squadrons, SISPS has a vibrant educational program including the public Safe Boating course and a variety of courses available to its members. All courses are taught by volunteer instructors. SISPS members also enjoy an active social calendar of parties, picnics, and on-water activities. In addition, SISPS supports charitable efforts in the community.


Check out this interesting Article from 1943 Staten Island Advance.


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March – April 2021


  I would like to start by wishing everyone a Happy, Blessed, and Holy Passover and Easter.  Spring is upon us and it is time to start preparing our boats for the summer season.  Hopefully, the weather will start to cooperate.  Things seem to be getting better.  People are getting vaccinated, restrictions seem to be lifting and more people are out and about.  With this in mind, we must continue to be vigilant, wear masks, wash our hands frequently and practice safe distancing.


The bridge of SISPS has been busy in the last couple of months.  Most importantly our Nominating committee presented its proposed Bridge for 2021.  It was emailed to the membership for approval and any new nominations.  There were no new nominations so the Sectary, Loretta cast one vote for each member the Nominating committee recommended.  I want to thank everybody for their continued support and for reelecting me as your Commander. I also want to congratulate the new Bridge and thank last year's Bridge for all their hard work during very difficult times.  At our last Bridge Zoom meeting, we were able to put together a proposed calendar for 2021.  Many events were included and depending on the virus situation, we should be able to pull them off.  An email of the calendar was sent out and is posted on our website.  Our Education Officer, Dennis Genovese along with Don Heap managed to schedule a Basic ABC Class.  It will be on May 17, 2021, at the Lighthouse Museum 0730 – 1700 hours. We will keep you informed of all these events via Email, Robo call, web site and Facebook if we can make them happen.

If you have not done so, check out our redesigned web site at sisps.org.  We will try to keep it up to date with information and events.  We are also posting information on our Facebook page. 

Take care and stay healthy.

                      Commander Jim McGrath

Just a reminder for all boaters in Great Kills Harbor.

The No Wake Buoy is back by GK Red Nun #6. The No Wake Zone is from the rocks at Crooks Point through the harbor.


Please be courteous to your fellow boaters.