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Using GPS

posted Feb 14, 2013, 12:38 PM by   [ updated Feb 14, 2013, 3:16 PM ]

Using GPS which starts on 6 APR 2013 at 2:30 PM
Millburn Public Library
200 Glen Ave, Millburn, NJ

Your cost is $40.00


Additional Notes

This course meets one Saturday - April 6 (from 2:30PM to 4:30 PM)  Register on line or by phone. NO IN PERSON REGISTRATION.

Contact: Maureen F. Medure
Phone: 973-292-1275

GPS has become a common tool for navigation. However using GPS on the water is distinctly different from a moving map display in your car. This seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation which you will use. It then shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts which provide essential information about what is around you.

The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS – what the buttons do, what the screens show, and how to access the functions you need. A handheld GPS is used as the demonstration model, but all GPS receivers function similarly. By the time you have completed the seminar, you will be able to store waypoints into your GPS, activate them for navigation, and use GPS to keep you on a safe, pre-qualified course of your choosing. You’ll also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you don’t currently own one. You will get a copy of the waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain’s Quick Guide Using GPSto take aboard to remind you of the steps, or to show another of your crew how to use your GPS.

America's Boating Course - 8hr

posted Feb 14, 2013, 12:32 PM by

Starts on 30 MAR 2013 at 9:30 AM

Millburn Public Library
200 Glen Ave, Millburn, NJ

Your cost is $65.00
This course meets over the course of two Saturdays - March 30 (from 9:30am to 1:30PM) and April 6 (9:30am to 1:30pm). Attendance on both days is mandatory for NJ certification. Register on line or by phone. NO IN PERSON REGISTRATION.

Fire Extinguisher Training

posted Sep 4, 2012, 5:49 AM by   [ updated Sep 4, 2012, 5:50 AM ]

Wed., Oct. 17th

Lackawanna has scheduled one of our most popular yearly activ-ities. Fire extinguisher training at the Morris County Fire and Police Academy. Please contact Rich Pfaff or Greg Knof to re-serve your spot. This event fills up early and space is limited (15 persons). Please bring one of your own fire extinguishers if you have them (extinguishers will also be provided by the academy). YOU NEED TO PRE-REGISTER.

Take 1-80 to 1-287 south to exit 36 (Ridgedale Avenue). Turn right onto Ridgedale Ave and at the second additional traffic light turn left onto East Hanover Ave. Proceed through 6 additional lights. (This becomes West Hanover Ave at Rt 202 in Morris Plains). Follow West Hanover Ave, at top of hill will be the County facilities on both sides. Turn right into the Academy driveway at the traffic light.

Morris County Fire & Police Academy
500 West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany, NJ 07054
For Mapquest & Google Map searches,
use Morris Plains 07950

LSPS Change of Watch

posted Apr 4, 2012, 8:17 PM by Kevin Wanner

Lackawanna Sail & Power Squadron
cordially invites you to the 54th
Change of Watch
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Commander J. Kevin Wanner, SN
Commander-elect Elaine V. Pfaff, AP

Meadow Wood Manor
461 Route 10 East
Randolph, New Jersey

12:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
1:30 p.m. Luncheon

$45 per person
RSVP by Monday, April 13, 2012
Lt/C Elaine V. Pfaff, AP
2 Sunset Court
Montville, NJ  07045

Dress Code: Uniform A with four-in-hand black tie,
blazer with tie, or appropriate attire

D/4 Fishing Trip - Belmar, NJ (May 22, 2012)

posted Mar 23, 2012, 9:27 AM by Walter Meissner   [ updated Mar 23, 2012, 12:40 PM by Kevin Wanner ]

A (D/4) Fishing Trip event has been scheduled
on the 80 ft Suzie Girl departing from Belmar, NJ.

Day:      Tuesday
Date:     May 22, 2012
Time:     0700 (7am)
Vessel:   Susie Girl
Port:     Belmar, NJ
Cost:     $55/person (rod/reel/bait/hooks incl)
Food:     Bring your own food/drinks
Capacity: 50 people max
Contact:  Edward DeMunno (LSPS)
Phone:    (973) 228-5357

PLEASE REPLY no later than May 5, 2012
See attached D/4 Fishing Trip Flyer (pdf) file.

Make checks out to "District 4 USPS" and mail to

Edward DeMunno
3 Roosevelt Blvd.
North Caldwell, NJ 07006

Agenda, Slate, and Flyer for Spring Membership Meeting

posted Mar 22, 2012, 7:36 PM by Kevin Wanner

Attached to this announcement.  See below.

2012-2013 Bridge Slate Announced

posted Mar 13, 2012, 7:58 PM by Kevin Wanner

The nominating committee has release the 2012-2013 bridge slate.  See the attached document for details.

Spring Membership Meeting

posted Mar 8, 2012, 8:38 PM by Kevin Wanner

Please join us for dinner and a featured talk by Special Agent Dennis Munchel.  Dennis is currently in the Coast Guard Reserves serving as a special agent with the Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS). Previously he served 15 years with the CG in maritime law enforcement and search and rescue.  Dennis will be discussing his experiences with the CG and the mission and scope of investigations with the CGIS.  Dennis’ civilian job is with the US Marshal service in Newark where he supervises all US Marshal fugitive investigations in northern NJ.

At this meeting we will also be holding both elections for the 2012-2013 Bridge Year and approval of our new budget.

Hope you can make it!

Cash bar 6:30pm
Dinner from 7:00 - 8:00pm
Coffee/Desert, meeting and speaker from 8:00 - 9:30pm

Dennis O’Brien
8 Diann Dr. Montville NJ 07045
(732) 853-5314 or (973) 335-6634 or
$15.00 per person

Founder's Day February 10th

posted Jan 10, 2012, 7:52 AM by Kevin Wanner

Please join us for a catered dinner and a featured talk by Blair Bugher– AMS
Blair is a full-time, Boat US recommended marine surveyor, and has an OUPV and Masters Merchant Marine License. He will be speaking on the various types of marine surveys, as well
as common issues he has come across with vessel maintenance.
This is a great opportunity to learn some tips on preventive maintenance and get answers to some of your questions from an experienced surveyor.
Hope you can make it!

Please join us for a
Cash bar from 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Dinner from 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Coffee/Desert and speaker from 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Our menu will include:
Hot Buffet, Salads, Dessert and Coffee.

Dennis O’Brien
8 Diann Dr. Montville NJ 07045
(732) 853-5314 or (973) 335-6634
Include check for number of people attending @ $15.00 per person
(Please make check out to LSPS)

Phantom Fishing Charter Photos Posted

posted Nov 26, 2011, 9:30 PM by Kevin Wanner

Pictures from the Phantom Charters fishing trip has been posted to our web site in the Photo & Video Gallery section, or you can go to it directly at

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