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Our Board of Directors

Members of the board, friends, givers of advice, and, in general, champions of the Tug Pegasus Preservation Project.

Jan Andrusky: Jan Andrusky is a logistics manager for Weeks Marine Inc. She has worked in the maritime industry, specifically with tugboats, for over 15 years.  She is a U.S. Navy veteran and currently resides in lower Manhattan.

Norman Brouwer, maritime historian and curator, US Maritime Administration.

Susan Fowler: Susan Fowler owns Fast Smart Web Design, a firm specializing in non-profit and small-business website development. She is also the Staten Island Healthy Neighborhoods coordinator for City Harvest.

Peter W. Gronbeck, CEO, Atlantic Cordage Corp.

Pamela Hepburn, founder, Tug Pegasus Preservation Project.

Marisa A. Marinelli: Marisa Marinelli is a partner in the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP.  Based in New York City, her practice focuses primarily on the litigation and arbitration of international commercial and maritime disputes.   She is also on the Board of the U.S. Mexico Bar Association, and a member of the Maritime Law Association.

Julie Nadel: Julie Nadel has worked in government and served on the board of the Hudson River Park Trust for 10 years. She is also on the board of the North River Historic Ship Society, an organization that preserves historic ships in New York Harbor. Currently, she is working on transportation issues connected with the rebuilding of Route 9a at the World Trade Center site. She also is a printmaker focused on work involving Coney Island (

David Sharps: With his variety act “Serious Foolishness,” David entertained on cruise ships and in film, television and commercials in Germany, France, Japan and America. Returning stateside in 1985, he bought and restored  the 1914 Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge #79, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the only surviving wooden example of a covered railroad barge afloat today. As founding president of the Waterfront Museum & Showboat Barge, he has pioneered public access to the waterfront for hundreds of thousands via educational programs, Showboat Shazzam, and “Tug & Barge” Tours.

Matt Umanov is the owner of Matt Umanov Guitars, a store in Greenwich Village, NYC, which he opened in 1969 and which is one of the oldest continuously operating guitar stores in America. He started out as a restorer and builder of fretted instruments in the early 1960's, and eventually used his expertise in the construction and history of American instruments to turn his store into an internationally-known center for musicians at all levels searching for quality guitars.

Norman Brouwer Pamela Hepburn

Norman Brouwer, maritime historian, in the machinery room of the Lilac. Norman researched much of the history of the Pegasus and submitted our National Register Application.

Pamela Hepburn, founder and director of the Tug Pegasus Preservation Project.

David Sharps and Joan Davidson

Julie Nadel with Jimmy Gallagher

David Sharps, founder of the Waterfront Museum, aboard the historic barge Lehigh Valley #79, has been providing education and public access to our waterways since 1980. Here, David and Joan Davidson.

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Julie Nadel (with Jimmy Gallagher, formerly of the historic ferry Yankee) is a community activist emphasizing the waterfront and access to it by the public and vessels.

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