CIVIC
Safety
  - Vessel Safety Check-VSC
  - Required Equipment
      - PFDs
      - Distress Signals
      - Fire Extinguishers
      - Lights and Sounds
      - Other Equipment
  - Local Notice to Mariners
  - Cooperative Charting
  - Flags
  - Aids to Navigation
Comm. Involvement
  - Public Boating Classes
  - Safe Boating Week
  - Environmental Issues

  - Boat Shows
  - Parades
  - Safety Demonstrations
  - Blessing of the Fleet

Useful Info.
  - Pump Out Facilities
  - Coast Guard Stations
  - Town Offices
  - Alphabet Soup
  - Links / Contacts

EDUCATION

FRATERNAL


CIVIC - USEFUL INFORMATION
LINKS / CONTACTS

Links that appear on the following ever growing list should not be interpreted as an endorsement and are added for informational purposes only. Boaters should determine on an individual basis if developing a relationship with any organization, government agencies, businesses or other groups or individuals listed is appropriate for their own needs. Listings may be added or removed at the sole discretion of PBPS.

FCC Ships Station (Marine Radio) License Info and Application
     
includes MMSI number for DSC
     (License not required if you stay within US boarders)
     http://wireless.fcc.gov/marine/fctsht14.html
MMSI # assignment for DSC without FCC Ships Station license
     
(If you don't get a number the DSC function on your VHF is worthless)
     http://www.boatus.com/mmsi
EPIRB registration (Rescuers needs info to match the EPIRB to the boat)
     
http://www.beaconregistration.noaa.gov

County Government web
     Suffolk
http://www.co.suffolk.ny.us/
     Nassau
http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/
United States Coast Guard (We are in the 1st District)
     Main Site
http://www.USCG.mil
     Auxiliary
http://www.cgaux.org/
     Boating Safety Site
http://www.uscgboating.org/
     Aids to Navigation 
www.uscgboating.org/assets/1/workflow_staging/Publications/486.PDF
NOAA Northeast sea buoys/weather stations
     
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/Northeast.shtml
NOAA Office of Coast Survey Chart Site (Charts on demand)
     
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/staff/chartspubs.html
BoatUS Hurricane Resource Center
     
http://www.BoatUS.com/Hurricanes
Sea Scouts
     
http://www.seascout.org/
Sea, Inlet and Bay Conditions for L.I. Including some web cams
     
www.lishore.org
Block Island - Great Salt Pond web cam
     
www.blockisland.com/webcam/
Peconic Bay Keeper
     
www.peconicbaykeeper.org
Long Island Maritime Museum
     www.limaritime.org
Bone Yard Boats - Do you have the time & skill to save an old boat?
     www.boneyardboats.com

NYS-DEC Bureau of Marine Resources
     
205 North Belle Meade Road, Ste. 1, East Setauket, NY 11733-3400
     
(516)444-0468
Peconic Estuary Program Office
     
Office of Ecology, County Center, Riverhead, NY 11901
     (516)852-2077
New York Sea Grant
     
146 Suffolk, Hall, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5002
     (516)632-8730
The Association for Marine Industries
     
PO Box 682, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0682
     
(631) 828-6145