Association Officers, Board of Directors and Contact Information

Association Mailing Address:
Association for Great Lakes Maritime History
P.O. Box 484
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Board Members


Steven Brisson, Chief Curator

  Mackinac State Historic Parks

  Mackinac Island, Michigan


Doug Cowie, Museum Manager

   Marine Museum of the Great Lakes

   Kingston, Ontario


Matthew Daley, Individual Member

  Allendale, Michigan


Christopher Gillcrist, Executive Director

  Great Lakes Historical Society
  National Museum of the Great Lakes

  Toledo, Ohio


Robert Graham, Archivist

  Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

  Bowling Green State University

  Bowling Green, Ohio


Jeff Gray, Sanctuary Manager

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Alpena, Michigan


Al Hart, Individual

  Bay Village, Ohio


Peter Hirthe, President

  Wisconsin Marine Historical Society

  Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Board Members


Laura Jacobs, Archivist

  Lake Superior Maritime Collections

  University of Wisconsin – Superior

  Superior, Wisconsin


Rolf Johnson, Chief Executive Officer

  Wisconsin Maritime Museum

  Manitowoc, Wisconsin


Tom Kowalczk

  Lakeside, Ohio


Walter Lewis, Individual Member

  Grafton, Ontario


Ric Mixter, Individual Member
  Saginaw, Mich.


Rick O’Farrell, Executive Director

  Door County Maritime Museum

  Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin


Scott Peters, Individual Member

  Flint, Michigan


Tammy Sundbom Otterson, Executive Director

  Lake Superior Marine Museum Association

  Duluth, Minnesota



Ron Bloomfield, Director of Operations and Chief Historian

  Historical Museum of Bay County
  Bay County Historical Society

  Bay City, Michigan


Vice President
Joel Stone, Curator

Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Detroit Historical Society

Detroit, Michigan


Edward Warner, Individual Member

  Toledo, Ohio


John Polacsek, Individual Member

  Retired Curator, Dossin Great Lakes Museum
  Detroit, Michigan

Association Journal/Newsletter/Museum Alert Editor
Bob O'Donnell, Individual Member

  Green Bay, Wisconsin


Brendon Baillod
  DeForest, Wisconsin


Tax Status:

The Association for Great Lakes Maritime History is incorporated as a non-stock, non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Wisconsin. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has ruled the Association to be under Sections 507(a)(l) and 170(6)(l)(A)(v) – EIN 39-1484960.

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