- Graduated Kings Point, June 1966. The class graduated 2 months early due to a need
for officers at that time.
- Sailed steadily until November 1970, mostly for States Marine-Isthmian, including
Cotton State, Lucille Bloomfield, Steel Flyer, Steel Designer,
Pine Tree State and Steel Executive. Also sailed temporarily for
Pacific Far East Lines, Grace Lines, Permanente Steamship Co. and SeaLand.
- Came ashore in Portland in 1971 and has been working as a Marine Surveyor since then.
For over 20 years he was the Portland Lloyd's Agency certified surveyor. He owned
Walter O. Haines & Co. until it merged with Alexander Gow, Inc. in 1990.
- Resigned from Alexander Gow, Inc. in 2000 and has been working independently ever since.
Go to the Isthmian Lines
web site and read David's account (with photos) of losing a rudder while aboard the
S.S. Steel Flyer.