About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Overfalls Foundation is to preserve, teach and honor the United States lightship service 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 the United States lightship service 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
Maggie Bauer Secretary
Bob Garry Treasurer

Board Members

John Bolster
Ray Glick
Paul Merrick
Bob Murphy
Tom Rew
Craig Schaefer
Steve Tolbert
Sue Tolbert
Holli Witman

See Our By-Laws