Guest Speakers for Ohio
Speaker Location Topics Covered
Capt. David G. Brown 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.

Capt. Gary Peters Chagrin Falls, OH

Meteorology, Erie Canal, Great Lakes, small business development, fly-fishing basics.

Environmental Consultant, Proprietor, Erie Shores Sailing School.

Richard Chokan, Sr. Westlake, OH

Marine Surveyor, Marine Underwriter and Claims Adjuster. Boat repair, loss prevention, financial/legal/boat insurance, surveying the Santa Maria of Columbus, surveying The Niagara, St. Helena Barge reconstruction.

Leroy Hushak Columbus, OH

A Marina in your Community, Coastal Business Economics of Recreational Boating, Economics of Sportfishing, Economics of Tourism, Economics of the Environment.

James Wilson North Olmsted, OH

Safety equipment and 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.

Don Babson Huron, OH

The Millennium Odyssey Around the World Rally. The joys and adventures of sailing a 40 ft. Hans Christian on an around-the-world rally with 6 other yachts. See beauty of exotic places, meet different people of places such as Chile, Argentina, Malaysia, Thailand. Their journey starts with sad news that make the journey one of healing as well.

Author: "Sail Away: An Adventurous Journey Around the World Toward Healing".

Fred Snyder Port Clinton, OH

Lake Erie Fisheries, recreation, water quality, exotic species, environmental issues.

District Specialist and Ohio Sea Grant Extension Program Coordinator, OH State University Ext.

Christine Crawford Burbank, OH

Buying your first sailboat, getting into sailing in middle age or any age, insuring your boat, Cruising the Lake Erie Islands.

Enjoys dinghy sailing and cruising.

Edith Chase Kent, OH

Lake Erie environmental issues, Ohio coastal management system.

Gregory C. Group Mentor, OH

Surveying, loss prevention, safety.

Marine Surveyor Great Lakes Marine Service Co, Inc.