Full speed ahead captain, we’re clear of ice.
Commander Mason, John Mason, was pretty much on the money when he predicted April 21st for the Big Sound to be ice free, although he did qualify it with a possibility of it being a week earlier or later. I haven’t seen anyone out on the water yet but the contractors will want to get started as soon possible with projects on the islands and areas accessible only by water.
JB – Communications Officer
The Parry Sound Power and Sail Squadron will be holding it’s Annual General Meeting on May 6th.
Notice of Parry Sound Squadron Annual General Meeting 2015
To All Bridge Officers, Graduates, Squadron members
Date: Wednesday May 6, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Parry Sound District Museum, (top of Tower Hill)
17 George St., Parry Sound
Chair: Commander John Mason, JN
Secretary: Jo Bossart
- Opening Remarks
- Minutes of last meeting
- Officers’ Reports
- Address by District Commander and National Elizabeth Appleton
- Awards/Presentations: Merit Marks
- Report of the Chairman of the Nominating Committee
- Election of the New Bridge
- Pledging of the Bridge by D/C
A two evening Marine VHF instruction course with examination will be offered May 12th and 19th, 2015, at Lakeland Long Term Care facility (beside the West Parry Sound District Hospital in Parry Sound).
The supplied course materials include a manual and CD covering VHF marine radio use and Digital Selective Calling (DSC). The course will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) and DSC Endorsement exams that will be administered on the second night with temporary licenses issued that evening for people successfully completing the exams.
To legally operate a maritime radio as an individual or business you need this certificate. The Maritime Radio course, ROC (M), teaches emergency radio procedures as well as everyday operating techniques.
Register with John Mason in advance so course materials can be ordered.
705.342.1315, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost is $75 including course materials with a $10 discount ($65) for Canadian Power and Sail Squadron members.
This photo was taken a few hours ago and shows the extent of the open water. We received a considerable amount of rain in the past 48 hours and today it’s above 10°C (50°F), so things may move quickly. Commander Mason at the last meeting of the Parry Sound Squadron Bridge promised the Big Sound would be clear by April 21st, plus or minus one week. It won’t be a week early, but hopefully no later than the 28th. If you can’t play on the ice it may as well be gone.
‘Clic on the Pic’ for a larger view.