Becky and Carroll Fitzgerald own the Lantern Queen and manage its operations out of Havre de Grace, Maryland, as a boat for public cruises and private charters. Lantern Queen is unique because it is a replica of a Mississippi paddlewheel riverboat.
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) that is based out of Milford Haven, Virginia, supports CBIBS with critical services. In December, they pulled CBIBS Upper Potomac from on board their buoy tender and replaced it with an ice buoy so that the CBIBS buoy and its sensors can stay safe over the winter.
Julie Dashiell is a first-grade teacher at Norfolk Collegiate School in Norfolk, Virginia, and also is an adjunct instructor at Old Dominion University. She uses data from CBIBS buoys to help her students learn about science and the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
NOAA’s National Weather Service Baltimore / Washington Weather Forecast Office, located in Sterling, Virginia, is responsible for warnings, advisories, and forecasts for the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Potomac River.
Tom Weaver is a boat builder and sailor who is the voice of the marine weather forecast on the Annapolis-based WRNR radio station (listen in at 8:45 a.m. at 103.1 FM).