The Bellingham Maritime Museum

The Bellingham Maritime Museum serves to protect, preserve and celebrate the rich and exciting maritime heritage of Bellingham and the Northwest area waterways and watercraft through education, exhibition and exploration for the benefit of current and future generations.

With an emphasis on the Pacific Northwest trans-border nautical heritage shared by Washington State, British Columbia and Alaska, the Bellingham Maritime Museum is dedicated to educating current and future generations in both maritime history and recent innovations. From the Coast Salish Nations to Captain Vancouver’s explorations, from local ship builders to the boats created for our country’s defense, the museum preserves, promotes and protects this heritage and celebrates the design and technology of local watercraft.

Museum Directors

  • Mike Granat - Museum Chair and Executive Director

    Mike Granat – Museum Chair & Acting Executive Director

  • Paul Reilly, Vice Chair General Counsel

    Paul Reilly – Vice Chair General Counsel

  • Steven Clancy, Director of Finance & Information Technology

    Steven Clancy – Director of Finance and Information Technology

  • Steve Mayo - Cultural Affairs Coordinator

    Steve Mayo – Director of Marine Operations

  • Tim Douglas - Steering Committee

    Tim Douglas – Director of Public Affairs

  • Faith Haney - Marine Cultural Resources & Artifacts Coordinator

    Faith Haney – Director of Marine Archeology

Museum Staff

  • Belinda Granat - Administration

    Belinda Granat – Administration

  • David Lowrance - Videographer and Photographer

    David Lowrance – Videographer

  • Keith Schermerhorn - Scale Model R/C Events Coordinator

    Keith Schermerhorn – Scale Model R/C Events Coordinator

  • Curtis Clement - Marine Survey Coordinator

    Curtis Clement – Marine Survey Technician

  • Kim Davies - Canadian History Representative & Liaison

    Kim Davies – Canadian History Liaison

  • Dennis Bohrer - Scientific & Technical Instrumentation

    Dennis Bohrer – Scientific Instrumentation

  • Greg Pellar -  Owner/Captain R/V "Springtime"

    Greg Pellar – Owner/Captain R/V “Springtime”

  • Chara Stuart - BIMM Associate

    Chara Stuart – BIMM Associate

  • Clyde Ford - Public Affairs Adviser

    Clyde Ford – Public Affairs Adviser

  • Simon Geerlofs -  Marine Programs Coordinator

    Simon Geerlofs – Marine Programs Coordinator

  • Capt. Rob Wells -  Dive Team Leader USCG Auxiliary

    Capt. Rob Wells – Dive Team Leader USCG Auxiliary

  • Ralph Peterson - Restorations & Militaria

    Ralph Peterson – Restorations & Militaria

Museum Volunteers

  • David Borland - Modeler

    David Borland – Modeler

  • Paul Schneider  -  Volunteer Emeritus

    Paul Schneider – Volunteer Emeritus

BellinghamMaritimeMuseum.org is exclusively owned by the Bellingham International Maritime Museum a 501(c)-3 not-for-profit organization organized under the laws of the State of Washington.

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