Maritime Industry Museum
Fourth Annual Fundraiser
June 10th, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 11:00 am
The Maritime Industry Museum is saddened to report the passing of our good friend Mr. Joe Gerson '47. Mr. Gerson, provided sound advice, solid financial support, and is directly responsible for many of our museum exhibits. Arranging or providing opportunities for exhibits was his greatest gift to the museum and its lucky patrons; "Dazzle and Drab", "Hall of Honor", "Ship Models", "Training Ship Models", "Commodore Alexanderson Park (featuring the five-bladed wheel of the SS United States"), "Haven", are some of the many of his great contributions. We will all miss Joe; his endearing smile, uplifting demeanor, and passionate compassion for others. God Bless.
The Maritime Industry is...
much more than the deep-sea merchant fleet. It includes tug and barge operations, port and terminal operations, pilotage, freight forwarding, chartering, intermodal services, admiralty law, passenger and excursion services, Great Lakes and inland waterways shipping, shipbuilding and repair, naval architecture and marine engineering, seaman training, government programs and shipping, vessel classification, marine insurance, communications, recreational boating, and much more...
In New York State alone it is a $14 billion a year industry. It has contributed to the growth of the nation and the world. The development of modern transportation systems worldwide and economic globalization has been driven by the maritime industry, the transportation industry leader.
Come explore this fascinating world...
The Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler
Executive Director - Captain Eric Johansson
Administrative Assistant - Ms. Pat Perez
For information concerning Corporate and Individual membership, Donations, Gift Shop Purchases, or Museum Tours.
Curator - Mr. William Sokol
For information concerning Artifact Donations or Inquires.
Maritime Research Consultant - Captain James McNamara
For information concerning Maritime Research.
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