Organized in 1914 by Roger Upton of the Boston Yacht Club, USPS® is the world’s largest private boating organization. It is a non-profit, non-military and non-governmental organization of men and women who have a common appreciation for pleasure boating whether power or sail. Boat ownership is not a requirement. The objects of the organization are self-education, civic service, and fraternal boating activities. USPS® is strictly a volunteer organization. No member on any level is paid for any Squadron service he or she performs. There are no barriers to membership on grounds of race, religion, or ethnic background.

Meetings are free and open to the public are usually on the third Monday of the month at St. Joseph Hospital’s Education Center, Ann Arbor.