Officers, Board of Directors and Contact Information

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


Ron Bloomfield, Individual Member
Collections Manager
Museum of Cultural and Natural History
Central Michigan University
Kawkawlin, 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

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

Peter Hirthe, President
Wisconsin Marine Historical Society
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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, Individual Member
Lakeside, Ohio

Walter Lewis, Individual Member
Grafton, Ontario

Ric Mixter, Individual Member
Saginaw, Mich.

Amy Paul, Executive Director
Door County Maritime Museum
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Scott Peters, Individual Member
Flint, Michigan

Wayne Sapulski, Individual Member
Livonia, Michigan

Tammy Sundbom Otterson, Executive Director
Lake Superior Marine Museum Association
Duluth, Minnesota

Tamara Thomsen
Wisconsin Historical Society
Madison, Wisconsin

Gail Vander Stoep
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Administrative Coordinator
Bob O’Donnell, Individual Member
Green Bay, 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.

The Association for Great Lakes Maritime History is an organization of institutions and individuals from throughout Canada and the U.S. involved in preserving and interpreting the unique maritime history of the Great Lakes region.