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, 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

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
Association Journal/Newsletter/Museum Alert Editor
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.