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CSPS and nearby Port Captains




"A Port Captain is a member of the United States Power Squadrons, who stands ready, at times of his or her choosing, to provide advice and assistance to USPS members, and if the Port Captain chooses, to others making contact. The Port Captain can recommend mechanics, sailmakers, and repair yards in the area as well as medical and dental facilities in his or her locale. The Port Captain can also direct weary sailors and boaters to local restaurants and motels.

"The Port Captain is familiar with the activities of local USPS squadrons, the U. S. Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

"While Port Captains are under no obligation to provide more than friendly advice, they are persons who enjoy meeting people and serving their fellows.

"Still, their primary expertise lies in their knowledge of local waters and unmarked hazards to safe navigation. The objective is to provide information, reliable advice and comradeship. Their aim is to make fellow members feel they are welcome and have found a friend.

"It is inevitable that word of the program will circulate through the boating public…… they are to project the image of being part of a fraternal organization devoted to boating safety. Persons interested in USPS or the public Boating Course will be referred to their nearest squadron commander or squadron educational officer.

"Knowledge, seamanship, service to others, friendship and fraternity-- this has been the essence of the United States Power Squadrons since 1913. This is the Port Captains Program."

 — P/C/C Pou Bailey, SN, in the USPS Port Captains’ Guide.

For more information, see:


Listed alphabetically by last name

Name Area of Interest Home Address E-mail Address Telephone
Steve R. Avinger, AP North Myrtle Beach to Winyah Bay along the ICW and Waccamaw River to Conway 494 River Front North Conway, SC 29527 wbyman300@aol.com H: 843-397-6194 B: 843-222-6194
David Billingsly Bohicket Marina, Bohicket Creek, the North Edisto river and various small feeder creeks, the Dawoo River, and ICW through to St Helena Sound 113 Marion Ave Summerville, SC 29483 Debilli1@att.net 843-376-9075 (H)
843-475-7032 (C)
Theresa Cooper, P Fripp Island, SC
member of the Fripp Island Sea Rescue Unit
871 Bonito Road Fripp Island, SC 29920 theresa@islc.net 843-263-5514
Mike Fauss, AP, VSE Ashley Marina, Cooper River Marina, Charleston Harbor 1357 Fiddle Way,
Charleston, SC 29412
mikefauss@aol.com 810-429-0421
Steve Kromer Charleston Harbor
Bohicket marina area
337 Beach Club Villa
Johns Island, SC 29455
steve.kromer@me.com or skromer@greatloop.org 843-906-5631 (prefer e-mail contact)
P/C Karl Naugle, AP Ashley River and Dolphin Cove Marina; Charleston Harbor 107 Spring St., Summerville, SC 29485-4825 karlnaugle@gmail.com 843-875-2850
P/C Waldo Phinney, AP "Capt. Wally" St. Helena Sound and offshore; ICW from the St. Helena Sound to Port Royal Sound 5003 Liella St, Beaufort, SC 29906 info@seawolfcharter.com 843-525-1174
Port Royal Landing Marina: 843-525-6664
Wally Wallace Lady's Island Marina, Beaufort, SC Beaufort, SC wallace.wally@gmail.com 770-630-0797
Lt/C Jerry Williams, S ICW from NC/SC border south to Georgetown Harbor 505 Luttie Road Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 wlmsclan@yahoo.com M: 843-902-0861
Paul Wood Cooper River Marina, Charleston Harbor, Stono River 5110 Coral Reef Drive
Johns Island SC 29455
boatboypaul@gmail.com 843-573-7921




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