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Special Lecture: The Titanic and the History of the International Ice Patrol

April 21, 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Special Lecture Presentation: The Titanic and the History of the International Ice Patrol

Presented by Captain Marty Moynihan
Free with Museum admission

Captain Marty Moynihan will trace the effect that the sinking of the RMS Titanic had on maritime safety, the transformation of the U.S. Coast Guard, and on the history of the International Ice Patrol.

Captain Moynihan served over 30 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, commanding four Coast Guard cutters including the Sail Training Barque Eagle. He earned a Masters Degree in Physical Oceanography and was directly associated with the International Ice Patrol for 10 years as an Ice Patrol Project Officer, Oceanographic Field Part Chief, and Aerial Ice Observer at the Coast Guard Oceanographic Unit, as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s Oceanographic Vessel Evergreen during the 1973-75 Ice Patrol Seasons, and then as Program Manager for Coast Guard Marine Science Activities at Coast Guard Headquarters. Following his retirement from the Coast Guard in 1990, Captain Moynihan served 18 years as Executive Director of the Port of Richmond Marine Cargo Terminal and Deepwater Terminal Railroad and is currently a Navigator at The Mariners’ Museum and Park.


April 21, 2018
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
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The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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