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Board of Directors



CDR Timothy R. Dring, USNR (Ret.)
Lifeboat Historian and Author

Vice President

Jeff Shook Owner, USCG Station St. Clair Flats
President, Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy


LCDR Richard G. Ryder, USN (Ret.)
Historian and Author Seashore Sentinel


Michael S. Carlson, M.D.
Tillamook Bay LSS Preservation Project


William Clark
Owner, USCG Station West Quoddy Head

Mike Dipaolo
Executive Director, Lewes Historical Society

Jim Hall
Chief of Cultural Resources Delaware State Parks

Debbie Allyn Jett
Historian, Researcher, and Contributing Writer

Kimberly Mann
Historical Architect Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Steven Marthouse
USLSS Historian

John C. Stires
Charter Member Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum

Frederick Stonehouse, M.A.
President, Marquette Maritime Museum

Penelope S. Watson, A.I.A.
Architecture, Planning and Engineering Principal Watson & Henry Associates

Wick York
Historic Preservation Consultant

Advisory Board

Richard M. Boonisar
Past President, USLSSHA Owner, Gurnet Life-Saving Station

Robert Browning, Ph.D.
Historian, U.S. Coast Guard

CDR Maurice Gibbs, USN (Ret.)
Past President, USLSSHA President Emeritus, Nantucket Shipwreck and Life Saving Museum

CAPT Dana A. Goward, USCG (Ret.)
Former Chief, Office of Boat Forces

Dennis L. Noble, Ph.D.
Maritime Historian and Author

Dave Pinyerd
Principle, Historic Preservation Northwest

Ralph Shanks, M.A.
Maritime Historian, Anthropologist and Author

CAPT W. Russell Webster, USCG (Ret.)
Maritime Historian and Author

Photo Above:  Barview, Oregon c.1910.  The Tillamook Bay Life-Saving Station crew pose before launching their surfboat in good weather.  (Author’s Collection.)