The International Propeller Club of the United States is an international business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce and global trade. The Propeller Club aggressively promotes the maritime industry through many of its programs and partnering with other similar organizations.
Our goal is to educate legislators and the public as to the importance and necessity of all waterborne commerce. Please explore our website to learn more of The Propeller Club’s objectives and activities.
In memoriam Captain San Juan Dunbar International President, 2014-2015
The Club's International President, Captain San Juan Dunbar, passed away on Friday, April 24, in his hometown of Portland, Maine, after a short illness.
Captain Dunbar was a member of the Propeller Club for more than fifty years, having joined as a member of the Student Port at Maine Maritime Academy while still an undergraduate. After sailing abroad, he returned home to Portland, where he retired after many years as a harbor pilot. In retirement, he had split his time between Portland and Miami Beach, where he was also a member of the Propeller Club Port of Miami.
Captain Dunbar was dedicated to the Propeller Club and its mission, and served in a wide variety of roles at the local, regional and international levels of the organization: Port President and Board member, Regional Vice President, long-time member of the International Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He was elected First Vice President of the Club at our 86th Annual Convention in New Orleans, La., in 2012, and became International President at the 2014 Convention in Louisville, Ky.
To Captain Dunbar's family, his colleagues in the Propeller Club Port of Portland, and to his many friends, we extend our deepest sympathies.
the 31st Annual Maritime Industry Salute to Congress
Honoring Rep. John Garamendi ranking member, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
The Club's 31st annual Salute to Congress dinner was held on Thursday, April 23, in Arlington, Virginia. For more than three decades, this event has allowed the Club to recognize Members of Congress for their support of the U.S. maritime industry.
The 2015 recipient of the Salute to Congress was the Honorable John Garamendi (3rd district of California), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, as well as a member of the full House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Committee on Armed Services. Nearly 250 guests were in attendance for the gala dinner.
Both Mr. Garamendi's remarks and the full Salute to Congress program can be viewed online at MaritimeTV.com.
89th Annual Convention Port of Savannah - Where History and Modern Infrastructure Meet Mark your calendars now for the 89th Annual Convention, set for Savannah, Georgia, on October 28-30, 2015.Watch this site for more information https://www.facebook.com/2015PropellerClubConvention.
Connect with the International Propeller Club Find Us on Facebook We've reactivated the International organization's Facebook page. Please visit us at www.facebook.com/IntlPropellerClubUS, and like our page for further updates.
While you're there, visit the "Liked by this page" list and connect to local Propeller Club Ports and other maritime organizations. If your local Port or other organization is on Facebook, feel free to send us a message suggesting other pages that should be added to this list.