Sea Stories, Nautical History, Lighthouses, Shipwrecks, Nautical Authors, Musicians, Artists
Speaker Location Specific Topics
Capt. Robert Grossman Auburn, CA

Boating Safety, Navigation, Seamanship. Author of book: Skipper’s Handbook

Joseph Rodgers Santa Cruz, CA

Yacht appraisal, What is fair market value? Commercial fishing, marine surveys, maritime history, sailing

Peggy Feakes Stockton, CA

Surveying, boat building, repair and rigging, safety, boat restoration for voyages, coastal and offshore sailing experience, sea stories.

Lt. Jason Ryan Peyton, CO

USCG Search and Rescue. GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System), Digital Selective Calling (DSC). Homeland Security, US Northern Command- homeland defense, law enforcement, sea stories, Maritime Counterdrug Operations.

U.S. Coast Guard SAR Mission Coordinator. Slides and handouts.

Philip Schneider Lakeland, FL

Musician/Singer, Sea Chanties and Sea Songs. Enjoys sailing and takes part in historical re-enactments. Performs regularly. The Old Salt Show.

Group may have 3,4 or 5 people in it.

George Sigler Vero Beach, FL

Author of “Experiment in Survival” - True story of two navy pilots who crossed the Pacific ocean in a rubber boat testing survival equipment and techniques. At the end of the trip, the Navy acknowledged they were "an official navy project". See for book info.

Baxley, GA
Author: "Macedonia Passage: Dangerous Cargo - a Novel of Adventure and Intrigue". 6 months deck hand on styas’l schooner, transatlantic and extensive cruising in the Med. Assisted in sail training on 137’ brig Unicorn, Delivery Captain of sailboats along the East Coast/ BVIs. Marine Coordinator for Robert Altman- directed film “The Gingerbread Man”. Raced Hobie Cats 18 yrs and cruising sailboats.
Ankeny, IA

Ultimate Boat Maintenance Projects book- How to perform regular maintenance including: oil changes, gelcoat repairs and modifications, winterizing, engine maintenance, discuss tools and products. For beginner or experienced. How To Select and Buy Your Next Boat - Find your “Inner Captain”, calculate cost of operation, insurance and maintenance, operator requirements.

Experience with family-owned marina and fiberglass manufacturing plant. Writer and author.

Chicago, IL

Boating safety, required boating equipment, navigation and navigation history, maritime history - Lake Michigan - Chicago.

Officer, U.S. Coast Guard, navigation course instructor, member of Chicago Maritime Society. May need reimbursement.

Terre Haute, IN

River History and Travel on MS, IL, OH, TN, MO, KY, White, Cumberland and Wabash Rivers, Tenn-Tom Waterway and others aboard the Wabash Queen.

Author: "Beyond The Bridges: Rediscovering Our Waterway". Slide Presentation. Confessions of a River Rat, Reading the River, Where All the Waters Come From, Indiana’s Best Kept Secrets, Lewis & Clark Expeditions. Writer and Graphic Artist. Director, Indiana Waterways Association.

New Orleans, LA

Slide show of sailing & boating aspects, maritime photography. Editor of Mid Gulf Sailing.

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.

Vineyard Haven, MA

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

Annapolis, MD

Cruising South on the ICW to Florida & the Bahamas. how to prepare to travel the ICW. Slide presentation. May winter in Florida.

Freda is a professional photographer, has studio at the Torpedo Factory art Studios in Alexandria, VA. Fee Requested of $50

Annapolis, MD

History of Navigation: The last 4,000 year of exploration, the people, and the navigation systems used world wide. Needs minimum of 30 minutes for presentation. President, Weems & Plath.

Hampstead, MD

History and restoration of S.S. John W. Brown, Project Liberty Ship - the ship traveled the Great Lakes in 2000.

Kensington, MD

Admiralty Law, Salvage and Limitation of Liability, Underwater Archeology, SHIP - Submerged Historical Inventory Project of IMH.

The Institute of Maritime History is a tax-exempt, non-profit corp. dedicated to preserving and documenting archeological remains that pertain to maritime history.

Annapolis, MD

Environmental Writer/Yacht Capt. Environmental degradation & restoration, Chesapeake Bay Program & environmental indicators, boating safety on Chesapeake, cruising & chartering the Chesapeake, nautical books: rare books and collecting, Chessie the Sea Monster.

Former Outward Bound instructor, former CG Aux member. Chesapeake Bay, sailing and powerboating experience. Requisite fee, Pleases inquire.

St. Paul, MN

Adventures on Lake Superior, Shipwrecks and History.

Award-winning marine journalist and best-selling author of Wake of the Green Storm, Broken Seas, In the Teeth of the Northeaster and Call of the North Wind, as well as Alone Against the Atlantic. Bree regularly writes Small Craft Advisor, Cruising World, Good Old Boat, The Ensign, and Lakeland Boating.

Member of Boating Writers International and has twice won BWI's coveted Grand Prize for his magazine stories about seamanship and survival. His latest book is a collection of waterfront humor entitled, The Dangerous Book for Boaters.

Holmdel, NJ

Bay fishing, scrimshaw instructions, lecturing and group lessons, wood carving. May require fee.

Bronx, NY

Maritime History I and II: early craft, Medieval vessels of war and trade, Viking ships, square riggers vs. fore-and aft sails, little known Monitor facts, the zenith of sailing ship design, some weird ships in history and more.

Slides. Former chemistry teacher, parachuting instructor, dive boat operator, wreck researcher , Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Sr. Director of Beneath The Sea, marine writer.

Wolcott, NY

Lake Ontario- environmental topics, local issues, politics (windpower, etc), ANS, single handed sailing, maritime history- gales, wrecks, cargo schooners & commerce, as a boating writer/ charter skipper, teaching women sailing. Author: Passages On Inland Waters, Ariel’s World, The Edge Walker’s Guide To Lake Ontario Beach Combing. and other ‘05 titles. The Lake Ontario Log publisher, slideshow, readings.

North Olmsted, OH

Safety equipment& procedures, extensive cruising: Lake Erie, North Carolina coast, Gulf of Mexico, New England, Japan. Expert Witness testimony. Design, construction pres. w/associate. Current electronics/ GPS. 30 yrs Coast Guard service. Slides, Edmund Fitzgerald sinking, Great Lakes Maritime History, Why recreational boaters should be licensed.

Port Clinton, OH

Author presentation on books: “The Last Log Of The Titanic” ,about what really happened that night. Also, “White Hurricane”, the worst storm on the Great Lakes which sank a dozen ships and killed 250 sailors. Expert presentation on Rules of the Road. Also presentations on commercial use of your boat. Marine Writer/Licensed Capt. May need reimbursement. Speaks Sept. thru May.

Philadelphia, PA

Boating and lightning, battleships. May request fee/travel expense.

Yorktown, VA

Early days of nuclear subs, boat building & design, protecting your boat investment, relationship between your marine surveyor & boat owner.

Wendy Hinman Bainbridge Island, WA Preparing for offshore voyaging, provisioning, living aboard, simple cruising, cruising on a budget,
living without refrigeration, keeping your relationship off the rocks, cruising comfort, sea stories,
nautical history, sailing, racing, seamanship, docking, women in boating, Sailed 34,000 miles on a 31-foot sailboat. Requests projector, screen and mic. Author: “Tightwads On The Loose: A Seven-Year
Pacific Odyssey”,, Travel reimbursement requested outside Seattle area.