Award Recipient

Charles A. Robertson (1947–2020) Charles A. Robertson, ship captain, champion sailor, pilot, and pioneer of the small ship luxury cruise industry in the United States was a former NMHS trustee and a true friend of the maritime heritage community. Robertson worked to make sailing and the maritime industry more accessible, and served on the boards…

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Frank T. Haydon (1921–2009) Frank T. Haydon grew up in Brooklyn, NY; he attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He served aboard Liberty Ships in World War II as a midshipman, participating in the D-Day invasion aboard SS William N. Pendleton. He graduated from the Academy in 1945, earning his Master Mariner’s license, which…

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Captain Arie L. Bleicher (1919–2017) Born in Vienna, Captain Arie L. Bleicher enrolled in the maritime school in Civitavecchia, Italy, in 1937. He served as a seaman in a British Royal Engineers Company in WWII; he was captured in North Africa and remained a prisoner of war until the war’s end. He obtained his master’s…

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Clay Maitland

A recipient of the David A. O’Neil Sheet Anchor Award in 2006, Clay Maitland has worked in the shipping industry since graduation from law school in 1968. Mr. Maitland has been employed by International Registries, Inc. for 35 years and is now a managing partner of the company, which administers the Marshall Islands Ship Registry-the…

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Richard du Moulin, award-winning yachtsman and NMHS Overseer, has participated in several America’s Cup campaigns, six Transatlantic Races, and 25 Newport-Bermuda Races. He is a four-time winner of the double-handed class in the Newport-Bermuda Race aboard his 37-foot racing yacht, Lora Ann; Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, presented his trophy in the 2006 competition. In…

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