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Board of Directors



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

Vice President

Kimberly Mann
Historical Architect Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


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


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


Jay Greiner, CWO-4, USCG (Ret)
Boatforces Sector Houston-Galveston, Former CO Station Barnegat Light, NJ

Jim Hall
Chief of Cultural Resources Delaware State Parks

Debbie Allyn Jett
Historian, Researcher, and Contributing Writer

John Loeper
Ocean City Life-Saving Station #30, New Jersey

Steven Marthouse
USLSS Historian

Mark Perni, D.O.
USCG AUX, Medical Officer USCG

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

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

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

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

William Clark
Owner, USCG Station West Quoddy Head

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

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.)