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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Getting close to that sad time of year

when we put our boats to bed for the winter


Fall is upon us and it is time to start putting our boats to bed for the long winter. Hopefully, everyone had a good summer. Things seem to be getting better.  More 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 and Membership of SISPS have been busy in the last couple of months.  We conducted an ABC Course on May 24 at the Lighthouse Museum and on 8/21 & 8/28 at RCYC. We also did a Partner in Command Seminar on 7/22 at RCYC. All were well attended and enjoyed by all who participated. On June 22 we held our Summer Get Together Dinner at Nucci’s and on Sept 21 we had our Mid Autumn Festival at the China Chalet. Both were also well attended and a good time was had by all. I want to thank everybody who was involved in making these events happen. Special thanks to our Education Officer, Dennis Genovese along with our teachers, Jim DeMeo, Don Heap, and myself also our Administrative Officer Ann Zarr for arranging the wonderful dinners. We have a Meeting scheduled for October 19, 2021 730PM at Manresa Council KofC. Just an important reminder that for our indoor events, the new COVID regulation requires that you must present proof of vaccination upon entering. We will keep you informed of all new events via Email, Robocall, website, and Facebook


If you have not done so, check out our redesigned website 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

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 Good idea to renew your salt water fishing licenses.  (Free)  If  you registered last year all the info should already be there.  NY you need your user name and password.  NJ just your name, birthday and last 4 of ss#.


New York:  https://decals.dec.ny.gov/DECALSCitizenWeb/citizenhome.htm


New Jersey:  http://www.nj.gov/dep/saltwaterregistry/index.html


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.

Just a reminder that we have a Meeting scheduled for October 19, 2021 730PM at Manresa Council KofC.  Hope to see you there.  Manresa Council KofC is required to follow COVID Restrictions:

Cdr. Jim McG