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Saturday, 26 February 2011
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On an early spring evening, Saturday 26 February, Music City Power Squadron visited the Black Pearl Restaurant at Blackjack Cove Marina. As winter-weary members arrived at the entrance canopy over the walkway to the dock, not a heavy winter coat on any shoulder, the near life-sized statue of a buccaneer ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/26/2011 3:16 PM by Barry
Saturday, 26 February 2011
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On February 26, 2011, The Change of Watch for The Music City Power Squadron took place at the Black Pearl Restaurant in Nashville, TN.  I was sworn in by District 17/LT/C Margaret Sherrod, and I am humbly honored to take on the role as your Commander and look forward to an exciting and fun filled year ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/26/2011 3:12 PM by Barry
Saturday, 15 January 2011
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The 2011 Boat Show is now history - the boats and booths have been removed from the Nashville Convention Center, but the snow remains. So if you didn't go this year, what did you miss? There were definitely fewer big boats this year, a trend that began last year. The largest boat on the floor was a ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2011 3:20 PM by Barry
Thursday, 13 January 2011
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Boating Interest Increasing, Value Rules 13 January 2011   The 2011 Boat Show is now history - the boats and booths have been removed from the Nashville Convention Center, but the snow remains. So if you didn't go this year, what did you miss? There were definitely fewer big boats this year, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2011 3:58 PM by Tom Hudson
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
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 "I can honestly say I learned something tonight."   On Tuesday evening 12 January, seven members of Music City Power Squadron took the official Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid training from the American Red Cross. The session was held at the Marriott Springhill Suites near ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2011 4:32 PM by Tom Hudson
Wednesday, 01 December 2010
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This year's annual Christmas party was very graciousy hosted by Bob and Mavis Duthie in their West End home. Thanks guys! ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2010 3:38 PM by Barry
Monday, 22 November 2010
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On Sunday afternoon 22 November, eleven members and guests of Music City Power Squadron had a delicious Cajun lunch at Steamboat Bill's in Hendersonville. A number of our members are on track to get their Inland Waters Boat Operators Certification with a locking endorsement, which requires both classroom ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/22/2010 3:57 PM by Barry
Tuesday, 02 November 2010
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On a fine fall day at the end of October, ten of our number boarded the Blue Heron for a leisurely cruise on the Cumberland to share fellowship and close out the cruising season. It was the day before Halloween, and while the hardwoods along the bank were in full costume, none of us were. Instead we ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/02/2010 3:26 PM by Barry
Sunday, 31 October 2010
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On a fine fall day at the end of October, ten of our number boarded the Blue Heron for a leisurely cruise on the Cumberland to share fellowship and close out the cruising season. It was the day before Halloween, and while the hardwoods along the bank were in full costume, none of us were. Instead we ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/31/2010 3:01 PM by Barry
Friday, 22 October 2010
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This year's USPS District 17 Fall Conference, hosted by Atlanta 19-21 October, was memorable for two reasons. Not only were there a record number of seminars available to attend at the Saturday breakout sessions, but also the entertainment at Friday's dinner was outstanding. The evening's theme was ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2010 3:14 PM by Barry
Monday, 27 September 2010
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On 17 September, the World War II tank landing ship LST 325 arrived in Nashville for a week's port call. This ship, veteran of Allied amphibious landings of Sicily, Salerno and Normandy, is now owned by USS LST Memorial, Inc., and manned mostly by U.S. Navy veterans, some of whom sailed her on her own ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/27/2010 3:23 PM by Tom Hudson
Saturday, 11 September 2010
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Once again the Music City Power Squadron cardboard boat team showed its transom to all other boats in the Fourth Annual Clarksville Riverfest Regatta, held Saturday 11 September 2010. Competing in the Civic Organizations class, winning the first place trophy was a foregone conclusion. Our vessel Go ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2010 4:04 PM by Tom Hudson
Saturday, 26 June 2010
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On Saturday afternoon, 26 June, the Music City team of Ray Alley and Tom Hudson once again took the paddle trophy for the Atlanta Challenge Cardboard Boat Race. In the first heat against Drunken Skunk of the Oak Ridge Squadron and Yellow Submarine of Atlanta, Music City's Go Green survived a crowded ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2010 4:13 PM by Tom Hudson
Saturday, 05 June 2010
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Tired of talking about the recent flood, on Saturday 05 June, Music City Power Squadron visited Arrington Vineyards and Winery for a tasting of their fine locally produced wines, and enjoyed a KFC picnic to the accompaniment of a live jazz band. We also discovered that although oak is seldom used for ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2010 4:17 PM by Tom Hudson
Thursday, 13 May 2010
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On Sunday 30 May, thirteen adults, as well as about eight younger souls who think themselves headed toward adulthood, got together at Bryant's Grove Cove on Percy Priest Lake to celebrate the beginning of the summer boating season, and to recognize the sacrifice of those servicemen and women who've ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/13/2010 4:22 PM by Barry
Saturday, 20 February 2010
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On Saturday 20 February, we gathered at Rock Harbor Yacht Club again for this year's Change of Watch. D/Lt/C John DiPrima drove up from Chattanooga, accompanied by his wife Lynda, to perform the ceremony of swearing in the Squadron's new Bridge, after which our new Commander, Robby Gilreath, gave a ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2010 3:51 PM by Barry
Saturday, 07 November 2009
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On Saturday November,07, four members of Music City Power Squadron traveled to Chattanooga to complete the Basic Powerboat Handling onwater training as part of their path to become Advanced Certifiers for the Boat Operator's Certification Program of United States Power Squadrons. P/C Mike Majka, Lt/C ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2009 4:01 PM by Barry
Sunday, 01 November 2009
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Thirteen lucky members of Music City Power Squadron gathered at the Riverview Restaurant in Ashland City on Sunday afternoon November 01 for lunch and a cruise to view the fall foliage. We were lucky because after a very damp autumn, the day was perfect, 59 and sunny, with a light breeze out of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/01/2009 4:05 PM by Barry
Thursday, 25 June 2009
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The Watts Bar Invitational, traditionally an event hosted by Knoxville Power Squadron and also attended by the Chattanooga Squadron, this year was opened up as an inter-Squadron event, with all District 17 Squadrons invited for the last weekend in June. Gone this year was the traditional water gun battle, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2009 4:16 PM by Barry
Sunday, 21 June 2009
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Summary: BOXTOP advertises MCPS website.Winning Pirates of the Cumberland team. Chaos at the start. BOXTOP rounding the buoy. BOXTOP finishes as DIXIE CUP struggles. DIXIE CUP capsizes as HELP ME! passes.  McLean paddling a swamped DIXIE CUP. Pirates of the Cumberland take .the trophy   On Saturday ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2009 4:37 PM by Barry
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