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  Bill Porter of Ingram Barge Company (right) presents Deane Orr (left) his Certificate of Lifetime Membership.
 
  Daria Schwartz of Ingram Barge recognizes the 2016 Scholarship Recipients.
(left to right) Evan Flohr, Jessica Hannes, Daria Schwartz, Samantha Logan, Isaac Flohr
 
  2016 Scholarship Recipients Receive Certificates at the July WAP Membership Luncheon aboard the Gateway Clipper's Princess.
(Left to Right) Daria Schwartz, PMA President; Justin Pellis, Scholarship Recipient; Marisol Lambermont, Scholarship Recipient; Abbie Siecinski, Scholarship Recipient; and Bill Porter, PMA Scholarship Committee Chair.
 
  Mary Ann Bucci, Port of Pittsburgh, (right) recognizes departing Coast Guard member CDR Patrick Burkett for his tenure in the Pittsburgh region. CDR Burkett has accepted a position in Jacksonville, Florida.
 
  Richard Riley of Marion Hill Associates (left) was presented a Public Service Commendation for his long standing contributions to the Pittsburgh region by CDR Leon McClain (right).
 
  (Left to Right) William Porter (Scholarship Committee Member), Hannah Kozich, Karalee Flohr, Connor Simpson, Daniel Lacek (WAP President).
 
  (Mary Ann Bucci (Left) of the Port of Pittsburgh accepts a Department of Homeland Security Certificate of Appreciation from CDR Lindsay Weaver.
 
  John Dilla (Left) of the US Army Corp of Engineers accepts a Department of Homeland Security Certificate of Appreciation from CDR Lindsay Weaver.
 
  Outgoing President David McQuiston was presented a service plaque recognizing his dedication to the organization during his tenure as President. (Right to Left – Michael Graham, Gateway Clipper Fleet; Patrick Kelly, AEP River Operations; David Podurgiel, Murray American Towing; Dan Lacek, Campbell Transportation Company; Outgoing President David McQuiston; Daria Schwartz, Ingram Barge Company; Gretchen Chamberlain, AEP River Operations; Eunice Ratcliff, Ingram Barge Company)

   

 
The following photos are from the July 17th Man Overboard Seminar held at the MonVale Health Plex in Belle Vernon – these photos include the classroom instruction and water portion of this important annual training seminar:

   

   

   

   

   

  The 2014 Scholarship winners were recognized at the July Waterways of Association of Pittsburgh membership luncheon. (from right to left) Christina DiCola, scholarship recipient; Daria Schwartz, Pittsburgh Maritime Association Scholarship Chair; Sarah Roebuck, scholarship recipient.

  Mr. James McCarville of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission was recognized for his years of service to the Port. (from right to left) Dan Lacek, Waterways Association Vice Chair; James McCarville, Port of Pittsburgh Commission; David McQuiston, Waterways Association Chair
  Joseph Palko of the National Weather Service was awarded a Coast Guard Certificate of Merit for his commitment to public service in preserving maritime safety. (right to left: Dan Lacek, WAP Vice President, CDR Lindsay Weaver, Joseph Palko and David McQuiston, WAP President)
 
  Eunice Ratcliff of the WAP Navigation Committee was awarded a Coast Guard Public Service Commendation for her commitment to public service in preserving maritime safety. (right to left: Dan Lacek, WAP Vice President, CDR Lindsay Weaver, Eunice Ratcliff and David McQuiston, WAP President)
 
  CDR Lindsay Weaver (left) presents a fleet letter from the Admiral to Bruce McConkey (center) and Albert Aloia (right) of CONSOL highlighting the milestone of 100% fleet inspection completion.
 
  The Waterways Association said farewell to COL Butch Graham and welcomed COL Bernie Lindstrom on January 9, 2013 at the LeMont Restaurant. (Left to Right) Rex Woodward, Michael Somales, Ryan Newton, John Dillner, Mark Devinney, William Porter, Patrick Kelly, COL Butch Graham, COL Bernie Lindstrom, Jack English, Richard Ehringer, James Guttman, David McQuiston. (Sitting) Sandie Egley
 
  Incoming President David McQuiston (left) thanked Michael Somales (right) for his dedicated service to the Waterways Association of Pittsburgh ending his tenure on the board.
 
  President Michael Somales (left) was presented a Citation for Meritorious Public Service Award by CDR Lindsay Weaver (right) of the US Coast Guard celebrating his leadership of the Waterways Association of Pittsburgh.
 
  A farewell dinner was held for CDR Richard Timme on July 10, 2012 to recognize his contribution to the Port of Pittsburgh. Front Row (left to right): Chuck Minton, William Porter, CDR Richard Timme, President, Michael Somales, John Dillner, Dan Lacek, Ryan Newton. Back Row (left to right): Rex Woodward, Dick Ehringer, Mark Devinney, Al Stein
 
  On June 7, 2011, the Waterways Association of Pittsburgh received the Harbor Safety Committee of the Year for 2010 presented by The United States Coast Guard. Board members (left to right) include: John Dillner, CDR Rich Timme (Coast Guard), David McQuiston, William Porter, Michael Somales, COL Michael Graham (US Army Corp of Engineers), James McCarville (Port of Pittsburgh Commission) and Jack English.
 
  The 2011 Pittsburgh Maritime Association scholarship recipients were recognized at the July 13, 2011 Waterways Association of Pittsburgh membership luncheon aboard the Gateway Clipper. Recipients (left to right): Krystal Gwynn, Jessica Hynek, PMA President Sandie Egley, Daniel Bucci and Abby Bartus.
 
  President William Porter (left) was recognized with a service plaque from Michael Somales incoming President) for all his hard work and dedication over the past year years served as President of the Waterways Association of Pittsburgh.
 
  Capt. Larry Hewett addresses the attendees of the annual joint Pittsburgh and Huntington Districts membership meeting. This meeting was held on October 19, 2010 at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta, OH.
 
  The Coast Guard representatives along with Waterways Presidents taken at the joint meeting of the Pittsburgh & Huntington Districts on October 19, 2010. (Left to Right) CDR Richard Timme, William Porter-President of the Pittsburgh District, Capt. David Rokes, Capt. Larry Hewett, Fred Nyhuis-President of the Huntington District, CDR Chris Palmer.
 
  Dick Ehringer addresses attendees at the September 16, 2010 Barge Breakaway Seminar at Mariners Hall in Dunlevy, PA.
 
  CDR Richard Timme of the US Coast Guard stresses the importance of training seminars such as the Barge Breakaway Seminar.
 
  Deane Orr provides vital information to the Barge Breakaway Seminar attendees on September 16, 2010.
 
  Waterways President William Porter (Left) presents COL Michael Crall (right) with a plaque recognizing his dedication to the Port of Pittsburgh at the July 14th Farewell Recognition Dinner at the Tin Angel Restaurant.
 
  COL Michael Crall addressing the Waterways board members and spouses at the Farewell Recognition Dinner held on July 14th at the Tin Angel Restaurant.
 
  The Waterways board members & Senior Counsel members take an opportunity to thank COL Michael Crall for all his hard work and dedication at the Farewell Recognition Dinner on July 14th at the Tin Angel Restaurant.
From left to right:
Front Row: Dick Ehringer, COL Michael Crall, William Porter and Jack English
Second Row: Al Stein, Mark Devinney, John Dillner and Dan Lacek
Back Row: Chuck Minton and Rex Woodward
 


  On July 15, 2010, over 100 attendees participated in the classroom portion of the annual Man Overboard Seminar presented by Gary Keen of the River School and held at the Floreffe Fire Hall. Following the classroom portion, attendees traveled to the West Elizabeth Landing to participate in the water exercise which provides optimum benefit from the seminar. The course covers basic water safety, types of drowning, hypothermia, survival techniques, rescue techniques, deck safety and personal flotation devises.
 
  2010 Scholarship Winner Robert Carrier (right) was presented his certificate by Sandie Egley, President of the Pittsburgh Maritime Association (left) at the June 9th Waterways Association of Pittsburgh Membership Luncheon.
 
  2010 Scholarship Winner Kristen Kotsenas (right) was presented her certificate by Sandie Egley, President of the Pittsburgh Maritime Association (left) at the June 9th Waterways Association of Pittsburgh Membership Luncheon.
 
  Members of the Waterways Association of Pittsburgh recognized elected Honorary Members at the May 12th Membership Luncheon.
Front: Left to Right - David McQuiston, Richard Ehringer (Honorary Member), David Kreutzer (Honorary Member), William Porter (Board President) Back: Left to Right - Patrick McGuire, Dan Lacek, Jack English
   
  COL Mike Crall presents Mary Ann Bucci (accepting on behalf of the Port of Pittsburgh) the US Army Corp Service Award in recognition of the work completed during the dual closure at Emsworth.
   
  COL Mike Crall presents Richard Kern (accepting on behalf of Ingram Barge Company) the US Army Corp Service Award in recognition of the work completed during the dual closure at Emsworth.
   
  COL Mike Crall presents Eunice Ratcliff (accepting on behalf of CONSOL) the US Army Corp Service Award in recognition of the work completed during the dual closure at Emsworth.
   
  Attendees at the annual Barge Breakaway Seminar held on October 8, 2009 at the Chartiers Country Club.
   
  Bill Porter welcomes the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen to the Port of Pittsburgh on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at the Georgetowne Inn located on Mount Washington. The luncheon provided an excellent opportunity to present and discuss important issues facing the region and industry.
   
  Admiral Thad Allen listens intently to issues facing the Port of Pittsburgh at a luncheon held on Thursday, September 10, 2009.
   
  The 2008 PMA scholarship winners were recognized during August 12th WAP luncheon on the Gateway Clipper Fleet. 2008 Scholarship winner unable to attend: Cameron A. McConkey.

(left to right) William Porter, President of the Waterways Association of Pittsburgh, 2008 Scholarship winner Chelsea N. Glaser and James Guttman, President of the Pittsburgh Maritime Club
   
  2009 Man Overboard Seminar attendees participate in the crucial hands-on-training in the water at CONSOL’s West Elizabeth Landing.
   
  2009 Man Overboard Seminar attendees participate in the crucial hands-on-training in the water at CONSOL’s West Elizabeth Landing.
   
  2009 Man Overboard Seminar attendees participate in the crucial hands-on-training in the water at CONSOL’s West Elizabeth Landing.
   
     
     
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