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Who We Are
We are a small group of individuals who all have strong professional backgrounds in maritime heritage. We are all authors of books, articles and papers related to this body of knowledge as well as career links to active marine agencies in Canada. We are all volunteers. Additionally, our contributing writers and authors have similar backgrounds.
The Co-directors of the Nauticapedia Project are:
As Director of the Nauticapedia Project he is realizing a decades-old dream to highlight the defining stories of British Columbia's heritage dating back to 1976. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, (London U.K.) in 1994. He is the scion of three generations of Pacific coast tug boaters and naval officers. He was commissioned as an Acting Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve in 1968 after completing two years of training with the University Naval Training Division (UNTD). He is a retired Director of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia in Victoria BC and is now the Curator Emeritus of that venerable institution. He is the author of numerous books and articles on maritime, naval and aviation topics including Canada's Admirals & Commodores; Canada's Naval Aviators and the Official Guide to Pacific Rim National Park.
As the project's Chief Information Officer, Dan brings many years of IT expertise to the Nauticapedia Project. He manages the extensive databases and develops and maintains the pages on the website. In addition to a solid background in computers, Dan was involved in aviation as both a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and commercial airline pilot. His work experiences have taken him to the U.K. and Africa as well as throughout North Western British Columbia working for the Northern Health Authority and currently as an IT professional for a municipal government. The Nauticapedia Project is an expression of his long-standing interest in nautical history and participation in the information technology industry.
The Nauticapedia Senior Editor is:
Lynn has held an interest in maritime heritage and preservation for many years. She has worked extensively in museums including SFU Ethnology and Archaeology, volunteering at the Mayne Island Museum since 1993 and spending eight years full time at the Maritime Museum of BC with the exhibits and collections. She wrote several articles for the in-house magazine Resolution and assisted many authors with their research into maritime topics. She became a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary which led to her current position as a Radio Officer with the Canadian Coast Guard. This combines her interest in all things maritime with a unique opportunity to work with many agencies in the marine community. We are very pleased that Lynn is a regular article contributor to the Nauticapedia Project.
Site News: Nov 23rd, 2013
Databases have been updated and are now holding 45,557 vessel histories (with 1997 images) and 47,444 mariner biographies (with 2795 images).
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