• Announced Annual Awards:
    • Large Unit History Award Winner: USCGC Chase.
    • Small Unit History Award Winner: USCGC Monhegan.
    • Best Book on History Awards:
      • Russell Drumm, The Barque of Saviors: Eagle’s Passage from the Nazi Navy to the U. S. Coast Guard
      • Robert Frump, Until the Sea Shall Free Them: Life, Death and Survival in the Merchant Marine.
    • Best Book on Lighthouses/Aids to Navigation: Cheryl Anne Finnerty, Lighthouses of Boston Harbor, Past and Present.
    • Heritage Awards: Wayne C. Wheeler for creating the U.S. Lighthouse Society, and Sloan Wilson for his books on CG activities in WW II.
    • Special Medal Award to MCPO Vince Patton for his strong support of the Foundation during his tour as MCPOCG.
  • Initiated efforts to improve public access to the Coast Guard Museum/NW, which has been greatly restricted due to increased waterfront security.
  • The Foundation, led by VADM H. B. Thorsen and RADM R. L. Johanson, sponsored a pylon at Kitty Hawk, NC, to commemorate a Century of Flight and helped raise the $60,000 needed. This pylon is the only one to fully recognize one of our armed forces.
  • Contributed to the dedication of the new Kings Point Station in honor of the only Coast Guardsman lost in the events of 9/11/01.
  • Preserved the oral history of perhaps the oldest living Lighthouse Keeper mere weeks before his passing.
  • Started accepting charge cards instead of only checks “written with a quill.??”
  • Published three editions of The Cutter, FCGH’s magazine.
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