History

 
The Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society first raised sail in 1948 as a non-profit organization and dropped anchor in 1953 at Seattle's Museum of History and Industry.
   
The five founding members were:  PSMHS cofounders in 1948. From Left: Jim Gibbs, Tom Sandry, Joe Williamson, Bob Leithead and Austen Hemion. PSMSH Photo, Negative No. 8216

 


Past Presidents        
The SeaChest lists 39 to date.        
1948-50 Joe D. Williamson 1971 Capt J. Edward Shields 1995 Elwood C. Avery
1951 James A. Gibbs, Jr. 1972 Scott Seifert 1996 Paul Grigsby
1952 Austin D. Hemion 1973 Carl J. Nordstrom 1997-98 Don Simpson
1953-54 Robert C. Bebee 1974-75 Clyde F. Holcomb, Jr. 1999-00 Gil Joynt
1955-56 Ralph J. Staelhi, Jr. 1976 Carl F.W. Weber 2001 Bill Lerch
1957 Ralph Hitchcock 1977-78 Hal Will 2002-03 David Walker
1958 Colin McLennan 1979-81 James A. Cole 2004 Elwood C. Avery
1959-60 James D. Vallentyne 1982 Earl Phillips 2005 Eric W. Lindgren
1961-62 Jack J. Dillon 1983-84 Loretta Vallentyne 2006-07 George F. Osborn
1963 Capt. Virgil J. Roberts 1985 Ron Williamson 2008-09 Chuck Fowler
1964 Gordon A. Ross 1986-87 Capt. Perry Williams 2010-12 Roger Ottenbach
1965-66 Gordon N. Brennen 1988 Thomas E. Sandry
1967-68 Wilbur B. Thompson 1989-90 Robert P. McNeil
1969 RAdm. Ken A Ayers 1991-92 Carl F. W. Weber
1970 Norman C. Blanchard 1993-94 David Rice

 

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