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Donald V. Church ’55

Owner | Seaboats Incorporated


  • B.S., Maine Maritime Academy, 1955 (D)


  • Owner, Seaboat, Inc., Fall River, MA, 1977-present
  • Mate, Coastal Tankers ( Gulf Oil)
  • First Class Pilot, Portland, ME to Port Jefferson, NY
  • State Pilot, RI, MA, CT and NY for forty years
  • Constructed several ocean-going tugboats in Seaboats’ boatyard
  • Owner of the first double-hulled barge built in New England
  • Consultant, Weaver’s Cove proposed LNG terminal


  • Appointed by the Governor of RI as a member of the Study Commission for the Container Terminal at Quonset Point, RI
  • Board of Governors, Narragansett Bay Propeller Club
  • Man of the Year, Narragansett Bay Propeller Club
  • Board of Directors, Fall River State Pier
  • Commissioner, RI State Pilot Commission