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Coastal Heritage Alliance seeks both near and long term support for its ongoing efforts in the field of maritime education and preservation. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in the states of Washington and Maryland, CHA depends upon the assistance of individuals, foundations, government agencies and corporations to accomplish its mission of sustaining the vessels, skills and stories of North American fishing families.

From the working waterfronts of the Chesapeake Bay to the coastal communities of the Pacific Northwest, CHA strives to provide innovative public programming along the shores and waterways where commercial fishing families live and work.

Your involvement will greatly assist these efforts to continue on into the future for the sake of generations to come.

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of every non-profit. Coastal Heritage Alliance welcomes the contribution of your time and talent to help fulfill its mission of preserving maritime cultural heritage. Previous maritime experience is not required.

Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • serving as a member of the CHA Board of Governors
  • helping with vessel maintenance and operation
  • teaching marine cultural and environmental education
  • demonstrating traditional maritime skills at festivals and events

For more information on how you can join CHA’s team of dedicated volunteers, email Peter at


Your donation will support the Phase III restoration of F/V Commencement and help to underwrite its at-sea maritime heritage programming, such as the Return to the Salmon Banks excursions providing natural heritage education to the general public.

Coastal Heritage Alliance accepts donations securely via PayPal. It is not necessary to have an account to use PayPal.