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West Marine Blue Future Grant Recipients


We want to thank West Marine for their generosity and effort to help create and improve programs like ours a possibility. We are honored that West Marine has included us in the short list of recipients for Spring 2017.


From West Marine’s Website:

“No one understands the needs of a community better than those living and working in that community,” says Deb Radcliff, West Marine Senior Vice President, Marketing. “We think these special organizations are doing incredible work to improve access to the water, teach valuable job and life skills, and encourage young people from all backgrounds to create and treasure their very own waterlife experiences.”




Keystone Capital Project Fund Raising almost there

Hello friends, supporters and fellow seafarers,

I have pretty much just put the finishing touches on our fundraising page on I just have to wait until a few more ducks are in a row, and I will be launching the fundraiser. I will be posting an event on for when the launch will be schedule to begin as soon as I am sure everything is ready and tested.

If you aren’t sure what I am talking about, please check out our website American Seafarers for all about the details of our program, our capital project and our fundraiser.

As many people may or may not know, typically fundraisers are most successful when an initial level of financial support is shown early in the campaign. So to my friends, I am asking you, if you plan to give when the campaign is launched, please do so early. It helps encourage those who are still deciding to give and how much to give.

If you already plan on giving, please send me a note at with your your pledge commitment. I will let you know as soon as the portal is open and ready for your pledge.

Please say tuned for updates and notices because once this ball is rolling I am hoping it will roll fast.