Membership - American Sail Training Association

11th Annual Maritime Heritage Conference
and the
45th Annual Conference on Sail Training And Tall Ships
February 15-17-, 2018

New orleans, louisiana


Preliminary Agenda
(subject to change)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
1700 1900 Meet and Greet Reception
1900   Dinner on your own
Thursday, February 15, 2018
0730 0830 Registration & Breakfast
0830 0915 Opening Plenary: Welcoming remarks from leaders of participating conference organizations, sponsors, and housekeeping information
0915 0945 Networking Break
1230 1345 Lunch: Featured Speaker,Kamau Sadiki, President, National Association of Black Scuba Divers
Presentation of the Maritime Heritage Alliance Award
Presentation of the Tall Ships America 2017 Sail Trainer of the Year Award
Presentation of the Tall Ships America 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award
1500 1530 Networking Break
1830 2030 Welcome Reception
0945 1630
Safety Under Sail Forum
0945 1000 Welcome and Introductions
1000 1100 SF1:Extreme Weather Events and Update of Ocean Prediction Center Products
Presenter :Joe Sienkiewicz, Chief, Ocean Applications Branch, NOAA/NWS Ocean Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction
1115 1215 SF2: Extreme Weather Avoidance w/ Practical Exercise
Presenter: Captain Andy Chase, Professor of Marine Transportation, Maine Maritime Academy
1230 1345 Lunch: Featured Speaker, Kamau Sadiki, President, National Association of Black Scuba Divers
Presentation of the Maritime Heritage Alliance Award
Presentation of the Tall Ships America 2017 Sail Trainer of the Year Award
Presentation of the Tall Ships America 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award
1400 1500 SF3: Near Miss Reporting
Presenters:Captain Jan Miles/ Nate Hauser, Vice President/General Manager,Moran Towing Corporation, Philadelphia
1500 1530 Networking Break
1530 1630 SF4: Rethinking Your Thinking on Marine Engineering
Presenter: Don Eley
0945 1630
Administrators Forum
0945 1000 Welcome and Introductions
1000 1100 AF1:
1115 1215 AF2:
1230 1345 Lunch: Featured Speaker, Kamau Sadiki, President, National Association of Black Scuba Divers
Presentation of the Maritime Heritage Alliance Award
Presentation of the Tall Ships America 2017 Sail Trainer of the Year Award
Presentation of the Tall Ships America 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award
1400 1500 AF3:
1500 1530 Networking Break
1530 1630 AF4:
1530 1745 Ports Seminar(By invitation only)
    (Schedule TBD)
0945 1630 Maritime Heritage Papers
0945 1115
Block 1: Maritime Heritage Papers

Bridging Oceans: This Maritime history session offers three thought provoking papers on how the ocean commons serve as a medium for cross-cultural fermentation, trade, and exploration.
Moderator: TBD


1.Ocean Liner Capital: New York, The Ocean Liner, and the Rise of a Transatlantic Aristocracy, 1865-1914 ( William B. Roka, South Street Seaport Museum)
2. From Lake Michigan to the Indian Ocean: The Global Maritime Heritage of the Great Lakes During the Wooden Age (John Odin Jensen, Ph.D., University of West Florida)
3. Sailor Almost Forgotten: The Man Who Broke the Ice – Captain Henry Julius Hartstene (Cadet Kenneth DiBiase, SUNY Maritime )

Farragut, Blockade, and the Importance of the Gulf to Union Victory in the Civil War:  Securing the Gulf Coast played a pivotal role in the Union’s strategy of ending the Southern rebellion. The Union’s capture of New Orleans proved to be an early blow to the Confederate States as did Admiral David G. Farragut’s bold later attack against Mobile.
Moderator: Gene Smith, Ph.D, Texas Christian University

1. The Isolated Union Outpost: Key West, David Farragut and the Gulf Blockading Squadro (Cori Convertito, Ph.D., Kew West Art and Historical Society)
2. A Ship’s a Fool to Fight a Fort:” Farragut Explodes the Myth at New Orleans and Mobile (Sam Cavell, Ph.D., Southeastern Louisiana University)
3. Finding Farragut: Using Local Archives for Contextual Research (Breana Sowers, Monroe County (Fl) Libraries)

Underwater Archaeology Interpretation: With the centennial of World War I, this discussion of the loss of a sister ship of Titanic to a mine off Greece is timely
Moderator: Doug Jones, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management . 

1. Shipwreck as Material Culture: Interpretations of the materiality of HMHS Britannic (Tiffany Charles, National WWII Museum)

Light House History: Maritime lore is filled with stories of lighthouses. 200 years of Great Lake Lighthouse history shall be followed by a centennial story of Navy Sailors manning the towers capped by a 1897 Maine mystery concerning some graves.
Moderator: Capt. Robert Desh, USCG (Ret.) Foundation for Coast Guard History
1. Lighting the Lakes-A Bicentennial (Mike Vogel, Buffalo Lighthouse Association President)
2. When Naval Personnel Manned Light Station, Lightships, and Lighthouse Tenders(Theodore Panayotoff, Retired Navy Reserve Officer)
3. Solving the Mystery of the Unknown Sailors of Little River Island (Debra Baldwin, Lighthouse Digest Magazine)
1115 1230
Block 2: Maritime Heritage Papers
Coastal History: Three Coastal History presentations cover an eclectic group of topics ranging from a place where sailors retired, another place where ships retired, and when a smelly oily fish retired to affect the economy of a small North Carolina port.  
Moderator: Paul Fortenoy, Ph.D., North Carolina Maritime Museums

1. The “green shore of Staten Island: Herman Melville, Thomas Melville, and Sailors’ Snug Harbor (John Rocco, Ph.D., SUNY Maritime College)
2.what Happened to FDR’s Bridge of Ships” The Wilmington (NC) National Defense Reserve Fleet 1946-196(Jim McKee, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site)
3.The Smell of Money: The Impact of the Menhaden Industry on Beaufort, North Carolina( Jessica Rassau, Florida State University)

Naval Literature: Herman Wouk, now at 102, demonstrated that naval history provides a backdrop canvas for many of our most celebrates fictional writings. These three presentations will further illustrate that case.  
Moderator: Marti Klein, California State University Fullerton

1. The Battle for The Atlantic through the writings of Nicholas Monsarrat (Capt. John Rodgaard, USN (Ret.), Naval Order of the United States)
2. The History, Rumor, and Legend: The Philadelphia Experiment( Angus Kress Gillespie, Ph.D., Rutgers University)
3.Master Blockhead Goes to Sea: A Glimpse into the Experiences of Midshipman Frederick Marryat (Marti Klein, California State University Fullerton )

Art and Maritime Media: The sea has long inspired artistic creativity and this panel illustrates this in three complementary presentations.
Moderator: Cathy Green, Wisconsin Maritime Museum 

1.Maritime Legacy Art by Artist John F. Gould (Robert and Loretta Gould, Bethlehem Art Gallery)
2.The Pablo Neruda Ship Figurehead Collection in Chile ( Carol A. Olsen, Ship Figurehead Historian)
3.Rediscovering Robert de Gast: Interpreting a 20th Century Photojournalist Work (Pete Lesher, Chesapeake Maritime Museum)

  2D Keeping the Lights: Placed in some of the harshest environments, lighthouses offer unimaginable upkeep challenges which will be addressed by this panel.
Moderator: tbd

1.Common Lighthouse Maintenance Problems and Solutions (Joseph J. Jakubik, International Chimney Corp)
2.Innovative Approaches to Lighthouse Preservation (Jon Hill, Executive Director, Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum; Ken Smith, KS Architects; Scott Howell, Robinson Iron)

1400 1515
Block 3: Maritime Heritage Papers
Traveling Education Exhibits: A one-two punch presentation to include a video will illustrate a partnership celebrating an anniversary of the establishment of glass production facilities at Corning with a floating display that traveled across the canals of New York.
Moderator: Terry McDonald, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum

1.One Water Way- Connecting Our Maritime Heritage to Inland Waters and Sustainable Future (Karen Helmerson, New York State Council of Arts,Robert Cassetti, Corning Museum of Glass)


Naval History: From anti-shipping operations on the surface to anti-shipping operations beneath, with some technological development thrown in between.
Moderator: Capt. Jim Noone, USN (Ret.) National Maritime Historical Society


1.The Naval Civil War in Theaters Far and Near (Lt. Cdr. Dwight S. Hughes, USN (Ret.), Independent Scholar)
2. Contracting Innovation: Private Shipbuilders in the Development of the Royal Navy Steam Fleet (Matthew McLin, Florida State University)
3. World War II on America’s Doorstep! U-Boats off the Mid-Atlantic Coast (Tane Casserley, NOAA )

Maritime Literature: This panel presents the types of literature that aim to hook in a larger audience and maritime heritage is filled with good sea stories!
Moderator: Deirdre O'Regan, National Maritime Historical Society  

1.Roping in the Reluctant Reader: Strategies for Tethering Maritime Undergraduates to Safe Ports within the Humanities Curriculum (Maryellen Keefe, Ph.D., SUNY Maritime)
2.Queen Anne’s Revenge: A Very Lore-ful Site (Paul Fortenoy, Ph.D., North Carolina Maritime Museums)

Lighthouse Society Preservation Projects: This panel looks at lighthouses located in California, Maryland, and Washington with an emphasis on “The Rock.”
Moderator: Wayne Wheeler, USLHS President

1.Alcatraz Island Light Station, Its History and Significance (Candace Clifford, USLHS Historian)
2.Partners in Preservation: Alcatraz Island Light Station (Ralph Eshelman, USLHS)
3.Thomas Point Shoal and Point Wilson Lighthouses (Henry Gonzalez, USLHS)

1530 1700
Block 4: Maritime Heritage Papers

The Great War at Sea: Before, During, and After: In this centennial year of the Great War these four scholars offer a variety of presentations addressing aspects of the conflict and aftermath. 
Moderator: David F. Winkler, Ph.D., Naval Historical Foundation


1.Charting a New Course: The Knox-Pye-King Board and Naval Professional Education, 1919-1923 (David Kohnen, Ph.D., U.S. Naval War College)
2.We Didn’t Lose But One Horse, and That Was a Mule: The American Sealift Effort During the First World War (Salvatore Mercogliano, Ph.D., Campbell University)
3.Lessons Waiting to be Learned: The British Attack on Alexandria, Egypt (Joseph A. Moretz, Ph.D., Independent scholar)
4. Knowing What Right Looks Like: William S. Sims the Insubordinate Crusader (Chuck Steele, Ph.D., U.S. Air Force Academy)


Phoenix II: The Archaeological Investigation of an early North American Steamboat from Lake Champlain:  Come to the bottom of Lake Champlain to study the history sounding the remains of one of America’s first steamboats with this case-study panel.
Moderator: TBD


1.Steamboat Archaeology and Lake Champlain (Kevin J. Crisman, Ph.D., Texas A&M Universit)
2.The Archaeology and Reconstruction of the Lake Champlain steamboat Phoenix II (Carolyn Kennedy, Texas A&M University)
3.The Photogrammetric Recording of Shelburne Shipyard’s Four Steamboat Hulls (Daniel E. Bishop, Texas A&M University)
4. Shipboard Life aboard Phoenix II: Conserving and Interpreting the artifacts from Lake Champlain’s Fifth Steamboat (Amelia Hammond, Texas A&M University)

Institutional Transformation: To flourish in the future often requires visionary thinking and leaders from three notable maritime institutions in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York discuss their unique situations. 
Moderator:  Burchenal Green, National Maritime Historical Society

Olympia: Laying the Groundwork for a Capital Campaign (John Brady, Independence Seaport Museum)
2.Transforming America’s National Maritime Museum: From Strategy to Execution (Howard H. Hoege, III, The Mariners Museum and Park, Lyles Forbes, The Mariners Museum and Parks)
3.USLHS General Depot: Past, Present, and Future (Linda C. Dianto, National Lighthouse Museum, Celestina Cuadrado, National Lighthouse Museum)

Friday, February 16, 2018
0730 0815 Registration & Breakfast
0830 0945
Block 5: Focus Sessions
Workplace Harassment: How to recognize and Report it.
Harassment in the workplace manifests in many forms. It can present itself online or in person, and be verbal, physical or sexual in nature. Abusive behavior like this creates a toxic work environment, but many workers feel uncomfortable reporting harassment to their bosses or home offices. In this session we’ll discuss how to create an environment conducive to reporting harassment and how to set up a safe reporting structure.  We will also focus on what happens when you have a reported incident or an allegation has been made. How do you prove it? What are the remedies? As the captain/first mate/deckhand/administrator, what is your role and what is the employers duty? What if these allegations have been made public – how do you respond?Join us as we discuss how not to be a jerk and treat everyone with respect.
0830 1000
Block 5: Maritime Heritage Papers
Oceanic History: Three pre-20th Century papers from three well-known scholars shall offer fascinating aspects maritime history.
Moderator: TBD

1. Shipping Horses: New England and the Eighteenth Century Atlantic World (Charlotte Carrington-Farmer, Ph.D., Roger Williams University)
2. “Mutiny, Murder, and Strife: on the Family Ship Jefferson Borden, 1875 (Joshua M. Smith, Ph.D. American Merchant Marine Museum, USMMA )
3. The First Great Wall at Sea: Imperial China’s Efforts to Create a Modern Fleet: (Paul Fortenoy, Ph.D., North Carolina Maritime Museums)

West Florida Heritage Trails: Maritime Heritage Trails serve to connect the public with the sea using historical hooks. With hundreds of miles of coastline, Florida offers opportunities to use this method of engagement.Moderator: TBD

1. The Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail: Bringing History and Archaeology to the Waterfront (Nicole Grinnan, Florida Public Archaeology Network, Del Scott-Ireton, Ph.D., Florida Public Archaeology Network, Amy Mitchell-Cook, Ph.D., Florida Public Archaeology Network, Mike Thomin, Florida Public Archaeology Network)
2. The Blackwater Maritime Heritage Trail Concept and Innovations (Andrew Van Slyke, University of West Florida, Kenyan Murrell, University of West Florida)

Diving with a Purpose: Underwater/Territorial Archaeology Missions to Reclaim, Memory, Heritage, and History
Moderator: Kamau Sadiki, President, National Association of Black Scuba Divers

1. Sustainable Archaeology: Developing Cultural and Natural Heritage Stewardship in St. Croix, USVI (Justin Dunnavent, Ph.D., Society of Black Archaeologists, University of California Santa Cruz, Ayana Flewellen, Society of Black Archaeologists, University of Texas, The Founding and Growth of Diving with a Purpose, Ken Stewart, Founder and Program Director)
2. Bringing the Sao Jose Paquete de Africa to Memory: Returning the Mozambican People to their Homeland (Kamau Sadiki, President, National Association of Black Scuba Divers,Tuskegee Aiirman —American Heroes: A Unique Perspective on Submerged Cultural Heritage Resources (Jay V. Haigler, National Association of Black Scuba Divers)

Lighthouse Heritage: This panel celebrates the contributions made in the early 19th century by an American original and updates the state of his legacy.
Moderator: TBD

1. Establishing the Lights – The Impact of Winslow Lewis (Wayne Wheeler, USLHS president)
2. National Lighthouse Museum Update (Linda Dianto and Celestina Cuadrado) 
3. Stars and Lights (David Zapatka, president, Plum Beach Lighthouse Association)

0945 1015 Break
1030 1145
Block 6: Focus Sessions

The Sailing School Vessels Act of 1982 and the Legal Status of the Sail Trainee (Rebecca Pskowski, JD, Attorney)

Instagram Stories
Not only are Instagram Stories fun and creative, but they’re great for growing your engagement, building brand awareness, driving traffic to your website, and even making ecommerce sales. The ways to get creative on the platform are truly endless. It’s almost like a small TV channel for your brand where you can go to town with out-of-the-box concepts. In this session we’ll cover everything from the strategies for creating Instagram Stories for business, to the tools and hacks you can use to create your own Instagram Stories.
A Snapshot in Time: The Importance of Contemporaneous Historic Images in Ship Restoration (Jamie White, Master Rigger)
1030 1200
Block 6:Maritime Heritage Papers
Using Vessels to Educate: This panel shall demonstrate various ways that small craft can excite the next generation (and the current one as well) about our maritime heritage.
Moderator: Thomas J. Rassau, Eastern Carolina Vocational Center  

1.Teaching with Small Boats – and Managing the Work (Joe Youcha, Teaching with Small Boats Alliance)
2. Launch the Boats: Using Restored Historic Small Boats to Rescue Public Enthusiasm for Our Shared Maritime Heritage (Mark C. Koch, Oceaneering International)
3. The Thema C.: Converting a wood Alaskan Fishing Boat into a Maritime Interpretive Exhibit (Toby Sullivan, Kodiak Maritime Museum)

Maritime Education Outreach Programs: Representatives from three educational organizations discuss how their programs engage young audiences.
Moderator: David Pickering, Steamship Historical Society of America

1. St Croix, USVI – Linking Submerged and Terrestrial Cultural Heritage Resources (Jay V. Haigler, National Assn. of Black Scuba Divers )
2. The Egan Maritime Institute Sea of Opportunities Program (Pauline Proch, Egan Maritime Institute)
3. STEAMing into the Future: Interactive, Web-based Education (Aimee L. Bachari, ,Steamship Historical Society of America )

Interpreting Lighthouses:
    1. Saving Michigan's Offshore Lights(Mike Vogel, Buffalo Lighthouse Association President)
2.Explaining Pensacola's Maritime History through the Lens of a Lighthouse(Jessie Cragg, University of West Florida)
3. Think Big! Into the Lantern Room - A Lighthouse Experience (Amy Lent, Executive Director Maine Maritime Museum)
1200 1315 Lunch: Featured Speaker, Nathan Hauser, Vice President/General Manager,Moran Towing Corporation, Philadelphia
Carleen Lyden Walker: Connecting with the Past to Navigate a Sustainable Future -A Case for an International Congress to Advance Maritime Heritage
Presentation of the Maritime Heritage Alliance Award
Presentation of the Tall Ships America 2017 Sail Training Program of the Year Award
Presentation of the Tall Ships America 2017 Sea Education Program of the Year Award
1330 1445
Block 7: Focus Sessions
Navigating the Regulatory Seas: Licensing & Manning Updates
Succession Planning
Presenter: Molly Bolster
Maritime High Schools: Programmatic Opportunities
1330 1500
Block 7: Maritime Heritage Papers
Early USCG History: Though the Coast Guard came into existence a mere century ago, it traces its roots to the establishment of the Revenue Cutter Service in the late 18th century.  
Moderator: Capt. Robert Desh, USCG (Ret.) Foundation for Coast Guard History

1. Seven Flags over the Cooper: James Maud Eiford and the Quest for a Universal Maritime Signal Code (James Risk, Ph.D., University of South Carolina)
2. The Last Cruise of the USRC Gallatin (Christopher G. Allen-Shinn, National Park Service)
3. Sailing Into The Storm: The Obscure Story of the Rendition of a Fugitive Slave by the U.S. Revenue Cutter Morris (Cdr. Ted Bull USCG (Ret.)

: Preserving Historic Vessels Big and Small: This panel offers a big-small historic vessel compare and contrast with the common theme of no matter what size the craft, there are challenges with upkeep!
Moderator: Matt Schulte, Steamship Historical Society of America

1. N.S. Savannah Decommissioning and License Termination – An Opportunity for the Future (Erhard W. Koehler, Maritime Administration)
2. The Last Sail Fishing Fleet in North America: The Preservation and Maintenance of the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack (Frank B. Arbusto Jr., Calvert Maritime Museum)
3. Higgins other “Little Ships” (Ron Skaggs, Independent Researcher)

Saving the Lights: This panel offers ways ahead to preserve these treasured historical navigation landmarks.
Moderator: Mike Vogel, Secretary, United States Lighthouse Society
    1. Preservation and Creative Reuse (Wayne Wheeler, Founding President, USLHS)
2. The National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (Ellen Rankin, National Park Service)
3. Funding Preservation, the USLHS Grants Program (Henry Gonzalez, USLHS Vice President)
1445 1530 Networking Break
1530 1645
Block 8: Focus Sessions
Restoring Historic Ships to Modern Regs
Security and Public Safety
Are you in the dark when speaking with your public safety partners? Do they speak in acronyms and its lost in translation?   How ready are you in the event of a real emergency at your event?  Learn the terminology and importance of proper usage when planning and managing public safety at a Tall Ships Festival.  For example what is ICS and why is it important for a Tall Ships festival? We will also explore how the correct event structure is important when communicating in a crisis situation with public sector stakeholders such as law enforcement, fire, and medical response agencies.
Speaker: Steve Sutch
The Educational Use of Waterfront Space: A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Carl Herzog, USS Constitution Museum
Robert Kiihne, USS Constitution Museum
Jonathan Boulware, South Seaport Museum
Chris Gasiorek, Mystic Seaport
1530 1700
Block 8: Maritime Heritage Papers
Additional USCG History and Harbor Pilots:
Established just in time for World War I, the Coast Guard has played a role in the nation’s defense, disaster response, and maritime safety. Harbor Pilots are also critical for the safe passage of increasingly larger vessels to our ports. 
Moderator: Cdr, Gary Thomas, USCG (Ret.) Foundation for Coast Guard History

1. The Foundation For Coast Guard History Annual Awards Program (Short Presentation)(John Galluzzo, Foundation for Coast Guard History, Cdr. Gary Thomas USCG (Ret.), Foundation for Coast Guard History, Capt. Bob Desh, USCG (Ret.), Foundation for Coast Guard History)
2. “Plan One, Acknowledge” United States Coast Guard Operations in World War I (William H. Thiesen, Ph.D., U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area)
2. Katrina: Responding to the Biggest Disaster in American History (Capt. Robert G. Mueller, USCG (Ret.), Turn Services)
3. The Life of a San Francisco Pilot (Capt. Paul Lobo, Pilot and author Crossing the Bar)

Inland Waters: The Mississippi River basin brings maritime heritage opportunities to the nation’s heartland and these presentations will highlight the activities of two unique institutions.
Moderator TBD

1. The Jahnke Shipyard: The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum’s Place in Naval History (Mary “Trixie” LeBlanc, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum)
2. Networking your Message: How the Mississippi River Museum became a Major Maritime Museum By Working with Local, Regional, and National Partners to Raise $100 million (Jerry Enzler, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium)

The Maritime Heritage Grant Program: How it Works: Tips for Applicants: After a presentation from the CEO of the San Diego Maritime Museum, conference attendees will be able to engage with those who are intimately involved in a program that has provided millions of dollars to support projects sponsored for non-profit organizations across the countryModerator: Tim Runyan, National Maritime Alliance

1. Two Maritime Heritage Grant Case Studies: The Pilot of 1914 and the Star of India of 1863: (Ray Ashley, Ph.D.  Maritime Museum of San Diego)
2. Roundtable Q&A (Kelly Spradley-Kurowski, Ph.D., National Park Service, Tim Runyan, Ph.D., National Maritime Alliance, K. Denise Rucker Krepp, KDRKrepp Consulting)

Saturday, February 17, 2018
0730 0815 Registration & Breakfast
0830 1000 Annual General Meetings
Tall Ships America Annual Meeting
National Maritime Heritage Society Annual Meeting
Steamship Historical Society of America Annual Meeting
Lighthouse Society Annual General Meeting
1000 1030 Break
1030 1145
Block 9: Focus Sessions
  FS9A Weather With Joe Sienkiewicz
  FS9B "BoomBaby"! Tapping into the Spending Power of Baby Boomers
 Millennials may get most of the marketing love these days, but baby boomers still hold all the spending power. Nobody knows this better than AARP, who uses a three-tiered targeting strategy to attract loyalists, appeal to detractors and motivate the “moveable middle” to engage with the brand at its Block Party events. Step inside the AARP portfolio and get an expert forecast on what this lucrative demographic is looking for and how it wants to be engaged (you might be surprised by some of what you hear). Walk away with a checklist of actionable steps you can take to make Boomers a part of your event strategy.
  FS9C Arttifact Based Programming
1030 1200
Block 9: Maritime Heritage Papers
  9D Assessing Your Program: “How I’m I doing?” It’s an important question to ask if an institution is to remain relevant and these presentations will highlight ways to go about it.
Moderator: TBD

1.Survey-Based Evaluation of Maritime Educational Programs (Thomas Hall, Ph.D., Christopher Newport University)
2.Museums By the Sea: Assessing Maritime Museums along Northwest Florida’s Coast (Sorna Khakzad, Ph.D. University of West Florida, Mike Thomin, University of West Florida)

  9E Tugs:Three different tugs from different continents but common preservation challenges!
Moderator: Astrid Drew, Steamship Historical Society of America

1.The Russian Steam Tug Rudokop (George (Sandy) Thomson)
2.Interpretive Master Planning for a Historic Tugboat Angels Gate at a Modern Museum( Marifrances Trivelli, Los Angeles Maritime Museum)
3. The Coast Guard Cutter tug Comanche (Joe Peterson, Comanche 202 Foundation)


Issues in U. A.:This panel looks at various aspects of undersea exploration from shallow waters to the deep sea featuring the latest technology.
Moderator: TBD


1.SEAS of Change: Sport Divers, Heritage Monitoring, and the Future of Submerged Resources Management (Della A. Scott-Ireton, Ph.D., Jeffrey T. Moates, Florida Public Archaeology Network, Nicole Grinnan, Florida Public Archaeology Network )
2. Decolonizing the Underwater Archaeology of the Arctic: An Alaskan case study (Evguenia V. Anichtchenko, Ph.D. Sitka Maritime Heritage Society )

1200 1315 Lunch:Featured Speaker Walter Rybka, Erie Maritime Museum
Presentation of Maritime Heritage Alliance Award to Burchie Green, National Maritime Historical Society
Presentation of Tall Ships America's 2017
1330 1445
Block 10:Focus Sessions
  FS10A Ships and Homeports
  FS10B Crew Training & Certification
1330 1500
Block 10: Maritime Heritage Papers
    Economic Impact Analysis of the Yorktown Landing of L’Hermione
    Overcoming Disaster: Rebuilding the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum after Hurricane Katrina (Panel Discussion)
    Panelists: Daria vPizzetta, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture - Riel Fausto, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture - Robin Krohn David, Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
    Illuminating the past

1. The UHLHS Catalog - Putting Lighthouse Research Online(J. Candice Clifford, UHLHS Historian)
2.Lessons Learned Researching Lighthouse Keepers (Josh Liller, Historian, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse)
3. Navigating the Web in Keeper Research (Debra Baldwin, Lighthouse Digest Magazine Historian)

1445 1515 Break
1515 1630
Block 11: Focus Sessions
  FS11A Reinventing the Festival
Tulane University, based in NOLA, struggles with being so familiar that they have trouble finding funding from their alumni and respect for their sports teams.  As such, they brought in a new team, and have devised a new outreach program far beyond the confines of New Orleans.  We’ll also have speakers from the festival side of New Orleans. No does festivals better than New Orleans, they have a festival every single weekend of the year – some have been running for more than 30 years,  so they are constantly re-inventing themselves. This session will explore the question of how do you sell a product people love and have seen before (and don’t need to see it again)? How do you fight, “Been there, done that”?
Speakers: Director of Sports Marketing, Tulane; local festival organizers
  FS11B Marine Insurance
  FS11C Elissa and NASA
1515 1645
Block 11: Maritime Heritage Papers

Ship Projects: Mayflower II and Kalmar NykelReplicas of two 17th century merchantmen that carried settlers to the new world have recently undergone some tender loving care. 
Moderator: Capt. Channing Zucker, USN (Ret.), National Maritime Alliance


1. Restoration of the Mayflower II: A Collaborative Project between Museums (Quentin Snediker, Mystic Seaport, Whit Perry, Plimoth Plantation)
2. Restoration on Kalmar Nykel (TBD)


Economic Impacts Not all aspects of our maritime heritage are positive as will be detailed in the presentations offered in this panel.
Moderator TBD


1. Overfishing in the North Atlantic: The Hidden Backstory (W. Jeffrey Bolster, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire )
2. The Consumerization of Alaska’s Rivers(Mark Rice, Ph.D., Alaska Office of History and Archaeology)
3. A New Cut – The New Panama Canal and Consequences (Thomas Donoghue, Seasoned Writer)


More Outreach Opportunities
Three panelists will detail addition means to connect heritage with targeted constituencies
Moderator: Karen Belmore, University of West Florida 


1.Doing Maritime History with Live People on Working Ships( Phillip Reid, Ph.D., Independent Scholar )
2.Accessing USS Constitution’s War of 1812 Records through a Digital Portal (Carl Herzog, USS Constitution Museum)
3.The Naval Academy Preparatory School and Battleship Cove Partnership (Petty Officer Second Class Matthew R. Bowling, Naval Academy Preparatory School)

1630 1700 Break
1700 1730 Closing Plenary Featured Speaker: Nancy Richardson
"101 Ships and Counting":Nancy Richardson, Tall Ships America Commodore &, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient; Sail Training International, Janka Bielak Medal Recipient; NMHS National Advisor, loyal member of the National Marine Educators Association since the beginning , founding Board Member, now "retired"; LA Maritime Institute, founding Board member, VP ("retired"); Girl Scout Mariner, Tall Ship sailor, etc. weaves together sailing, ships and the sea...connecting themes of sail training, maritime heritage, ocean stewardship, etc. of interest to all...from her experiences sailing on over 100 tall ships over the last 60 years.
1730 1830 Free Time
1830 1930 Cocktail Hour
1930 2400 Gala Awards Dinner sponsored by Allen Agency Insurance and Financial
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