About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Overfalls Foundation is to preserve, teach and honor the lightships and their sailors of the United States and the maritime history of our community through the preservation and display of the Lightship Overfalls (LV-118) and its collection of associated maritime artifacts.


  • To provide a world-class museum experience that honors, preserves and promotes the valuable contributions of those lightships and sailors to this nation’s history.
  • To obtain national recognition as a leader in promoting the cultural significance of maritime history in our community.
  • To be good stewards of the generous contributions of our donors, sponsors and volunteers by leveraging those contributions to provide interactive educational experiences that have a lasting and positive impact.



Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Mike Safina President
Dave Beck Vice President
David Shook Secretary
Bob Garry Treasurer

Board Members

John Bolster
Barry Buchanan
Ted Hack
Frank Manning

Paul Merrick
Bob Murphy
Brian North

Tom Rew
Marcos Salaverria
Holli Witman

See Our By-Laws