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ADVISORY BOARD

Hannah Carlson | Carol Colecchi | Maura Cook | Barbara Garside |
Madonna Hitchcock | Sandra Maglione | Jane Moffett | Suzanna Nickerson |
Maria Nye | Maureen Vokey

CREATIVE TEAM

Ellen Briggs | Gwendolyn Horton | Caroline Lane | Joshua Smith | John Yacobian

JOSHUA SMITH

Joshua M. Smith grew up on Cape Cod and coastal Maine.  He holds degrees from the University of St. Andrews, Maine Maritime Academy, East Carolina University, and the University of Maine.  He is the author of Borderland Smuggling: Patriots, Loyalists, and Illicit Trade in the Northeast, 1783-1820, which won the John Lyman Award in American Maritime History in 2007, and edited Voyages: Documents in American Maritime History, 1492-Present, a two-volume sourcebook in maritime history created in conjunction with the National Maritime Historical Society.  He has also written a monograph with a Canadian perspective entitled Battle for the Bay: The Naval War of 1812, published by the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society.  Smith lives with his family on Long Island, where he is a professor of Humanities at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, as well as Director of the American Merchant Marine Museum, both in Kings Point, New York.  

JOHN YACOBIAN

John Yacobian was born and raised in New York State, near Albany.  He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany with a BA in Political Science and History, and a MA in History, with a focus on American Studies.  John is currently employed as an Emmy award winning producer with CBS News, based in NYC, and has been with CBS since 1997, working in the news division on various short and long form projects. Prior to CBS, John was news producer for APTN in London, and he worked for the CBS affiliate in Albany.  John is very interested in history and preservation.  He has homes in NYC and in Chatham.

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DETAILS

PO Box #606

North Chatham, MA 02650

ellen@protectourpast.org

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