Sea History 168 - Autumn 2019

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Riverfront Green Park and Charles Point Pier. She has been a pioneer in providing access to the river and classes on its history and ecology. Governor George Pataki appointed Wort to serve as commissioner for Orange County for the 2009 Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial. In November 2016, the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater organization recognized her generosity, leadership, and commitment to the river with its Spirit of the Hudson Award. Capt. Wort continues her work to promote Hudson River history and access for all; she is active on the Scenic Hudson Mine Dock Park and kayak launch Friends Board, working with the Town of Highlands, New York. She also serves on the advisory council for the Orange County Land Trust and the SS Columbia Project. She has served on the Town of Highlands Planning Board; and as a trustee of the Hudson Highlands Land Trust, the Nature Museum of the Hudson Highlands, the Orange County Citizens Foundation, and the Fort Montgomery Battle Site; and is involved in preservation efforts with the Constitution Island Association and Quassaick Creek Coalition. NMHS Trustee and 24th Commandant of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., USCG (Ret.), will present Jean Wort with the award.

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Capt. Jean Wort Video introductions of the honorees, produced by NMHS Vice Chairman Richardo R. Lopes and Voyage Digital Media, are a highlight of the awards dinners. Richard du Moulin, shipping industry executive, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Entertainment will be provided by the US Coast Guard Academy Cadet Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Robert G. Newton. Dinner chairman Chris Culver would like to thank Fleet Sponsor Howard Slotnick for his generosity. Jean Wort gets assistance from Meriem and Leila Hamdoun picking raffle winners at the NMHS Seminar Series.

We invite you to join us for this celebration and gala event on 24 October 2019 New York Yacht Club, 37 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 Reception begins at 6:00pm, with Dinner at 7:00pm Black Tie Optional • Military: Dinner Dress Blue. For information, to learn more about the dinner, auction or sponsorship or to buy tickets, Please check out our website at or please contact Wendy Paggiotta, NMHS Vice President: • 914-737-7878, ext. 235 SEA HISTORY 168, AUTUMN 2019 13