Guest Speakers for Massachusetts
Speaker Location Topics Covered
Kevin Patrick Seaver Boston, MA

HMS Titanic, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Laws regarding personal injury. Has sailed to ports of call around the world as a private citizen, a cadet and an officer. Articles in newspapers, mags, professional pubs. Delivers legal commentary on A and M Law every Sun. afternoon on Nautical Talk Radio, WATD-FM 95.9. Requires donation to American Cancer Society, travel reimbursement and honorarium.

PA Office, USCG Station Boston, MA

Safety, fisheries, law enforcement, defense readiness

Harry Howard Chatham, MA

Cruising - Long Island Sound, boating safety, legal rights and obligations in boating.

Jere Douglass Framingham, MA

BT Global Challenge - The world’s toughest yacht race. Jere participated in Leg 2 of the 2000-2001 BT Global Challenge aboard the 72’ yacht Logica, from Boston to Buenos Aires.

Team member selection procedures, training program, life aboard a racing vessel with 17 other people. Donation to Save the Children, official charity of the BT Global Challenge.

Jay Costa Ludlow, MA

River power boating, safety and education, boating on the Connecticut River, MA, recently named an American Heritage River, its hazards and beauty.

Capt. Adrian Lonsdale New Bedford, MA

Arctic marine research, Arctic & Great Lakes ice breaking operation, market time, Vietnam - history, patrol in small boats, Revenue Cutter Bear.

Retired CG Officer, holds USMM Master, Unlimited Oceans License. Director of Education at Northeast Maritime Inc.

Robert Cronin Plymouth, MA

Introduction to the Prop Scan propeller technology. A light and amusing but informative look at what actually drives your boat. Improving the performance of your boat, elimination of propeller induced vibration, and making your boating experience more enjoyable. Benchmark Propellers, Inc., Plymouth, MA

Guy Colonna Quincy, MA

Safety, marine fire protection.

Engineer, Marine Fire Protection

Capt. Michael Goodridge Salisbury, MA

TowBoatU.S., salvage towing, commercial assistance salvage.

TowBoatU.S. Newburyport Marine Services

Bob Thompson / Frank Nocera Taunton, MA

Marine weather, hazardous decision making for boaters, description of NWS Marine Warnings, Watches, Advisories and Significant Wave Height

Thomas Hale Vineyard Haven, MA

Liberty ships of WWII - design, construction, etc. Raising of the Mary Rose - Henry VIII's flagship. Viking ships and shipbuilding. Fee requested.