Advance historic page from Feb. 6, 1936. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Today’s archive page is from Feb. 6, 1936. The Staten Island Power Squadron opens its course in small boat handling and piloting at Wagner College. The initial class is conducted by William A. Smith, member of the administration committee. Rules of the road and whistle, fog and distress signals are discussed. The next class will address lights for all types of vessels.