- Captain of Wm B Tennison Stepping Down
After 19 years as the Captain of Record for the Wm B Tennison, Captain Donald M Prescott is stepping down. His career began with the Calvert Marine Museum as Relief Mate in 1996, then became a full-time mate before being appointed Captain in 1999. He has served as the Captain longer than any other captains, since the museum acquired the Wm B Tennison in 1979.
As Captain, Donald Prescott transported 132,965 passengers aboard the vessel, during 5,368 cruises, a record that is likely to stand.
On March 7, the United States Coast Guard awarded the Captain O’Brien Small Passenger Vessel Certificate of Recognition to the Wm B Tennison, recognizing the completion of five years of annual Coast Guard Inspections without any substantial deficiencies, a testament to the dedication and hard work of the captain and crew in ensuring the safety of the vessel and its passengers.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed the appreciation of all Calvert County citizens to be extended to Captain Donald M Prescott on his retirement as the Captain of Record after 19 years of commendable public service. And it was further proclaimed that the BOCC joined with the community, co-workers, family and friends of Captain Prescott in conveying best wishes for a long, healthy, and happy retirement with continued success in all his future endeavors.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon