Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University Massachusetts, 1973. Master of Arts in History of Technology, University Delaware, 1979.
Editor The American Neptune, Salem, Massachusetts, 1979-1982. Curator Peabody Museum Salem, 1979-1982. Director Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, 1982-1989.
President Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1989-1996, Independence Seaport Museum, 1997—2006. Vice chairman International Congress Maritime Museum, Oslo, 1987-1993. Board directors Philadelphia City Sail, Cushing Academy, 1999— Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1991-2003, Merchant's Fund, 1995-2003.
Board directors Springside School, vice president, 1996-1998. Board directors Pennsylvania Federation Museum, since 1997, president, 2002^.
Member American Association Museum (member council 1987-1990), Council American Maritime Museum (president 1986-1990), Museum Council Philadelphia (president 1991-1993), Bostonian Society, Union League, Corinthian Yacht Club, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia Club, New York Yacht Club, Cruising Club of America, Edgartown Yacht Club, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Club Odd Volumes.
Married Karin Carter, August 8, 1978. 1 child, Elsbeth.