A variety of seminars are offered by the Birmingham Power Squadron, both to the public and to our members.


Seminar Description Schedule
Boating on Rivers, Locks, and Lakes: Member cost: $35.00 - Non-member cost: $45.00

Boating on Rivers, Locks, and Lakes

The United States has over 30,000 miles of improved waterways - some of the finest boating to be found anywhere. This seminar introduces boaters to this inland cruising world.
The seminar deals with such varied topics as special navigation rules for rivers, the Western Rivers System of buoys and marks, river currents, “reading” a river, jetties and wing dams, the intricacies of locking through, and communicating with lock masters and bridge tenders. Learn about your local waters from experienced inland boaters. Each student receives a full color Student Guide especially written for the seminar.

 In less than 2 hours, you will learn about:

  • Special Navigation Rules for Rivers
  • Western Rivers System of Buoys and Marks
  • River Currents
  • “Reading” a River
  • Jetties
  • “Locking Through”
  • Communicating with Lock Masters and Bridge Tenders
  • Things Unique to Inland Cruising
  • Jetties
  • Wing Dams
                                   - And More -


Location: West Marine
976 Big Beaver
Troy, MI
Date and Time: July 8, 2017 at 0930
Non-member Registration Member Registration



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