Dr. Jack Engle and Henri Chomeau IV

Channel Islands Research Program

In April, 1980, the Tatman Foundation and University Southern California (USC) entered into an agreement to sponsor a Channel Islands Research Program (CIRP), with Dr. John M. Engle as project coordinator.  The first phase would involve diving surveys off the eight islands, with emphasis on habitat descriptions and field identification of marine plants, invertebrates, and fishes.


Research was initially done aboard the vessel, "Cormorant", a former Army workboat built in 1952 that was purchased by Tatman in 1979 and converted for diving and oceanographic research.  It was named after USS Cormorant (AMS 122MSC-122), a Bluebird Class Minesweeper launched in 1953 (reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper in 1955).  David Chomeau served in the United States Navy aboard Cormorant from 1958 to 1961.


In 1984 Tatman sold the original "Cormorant" and purchased a replacement vessel which they also named "Cormorant".


More about R/V CORMORANT(s)



Herring Gull Monitoring Program

Herring Gull Monitoring Program

Herring Gull Monitoring Program

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Twice a year for the last 40 years, Ray Faber, a Biology Professor at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has gone out to Big Sister Island near Ephraim, Wisconsin to study Herring Gull health and track the contamination they pick up from the environment.  https://doorcountypulse.com/celebrating-the-seagull/

DC Marine Education Program

Herring Gull Monitoring Program

Herring Gull Monitoring Program

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1983 - 1989 A concession operating under the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Peninsula State Park, Door County, Wisconsin.  D. C. Marine was authorized to rent canoes, sailboats and Windsurfers and to offer sailing lessons on Sunfish, daysailors and Windsurfers.

USCG Aux. Flotilla Sponsor

Herring Gull Monitoring Program

USCG Aux. Flotilla Sponsor

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The Kirkwood Flotilla was officially formed in 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Made up of 23 volunteers, the flotilla conducted hundreds of Marine Courtesy Examinations, dozens of public boating education courses graduating hundreds of students and participated in hundreds of safety and regatta patrols on both the Mississippi River in Missouri and Illinois and Green Bay on Lake Michigan.

Kingdom House

Door County Maritime Lighthouse Project

USCG Aux. Flotilla Sponsor

Kingdom House logo

The Tatman Foundation was pleased to make a donation to Kingdom House in St. Louis in honor of our 50th anniversary.


Harriet Tatman was a great supporter of the Methodist Church and she had great admiration for a Methodist bishop, Ivan Lee Holt who was instrumental in supporting Kingdom House by coordinating the efforts of the many churches and church organizations under his jurisdiction, and raising funds from them for Kingdom House.

Also, one of the Gould's and Chomeau's best friends, Mrs. Merrydell May, endowed the Howard L. May Center, an infant care facility at Kingdom House. 


https://www.kingdomhouse.org/

Door County Maritime Lighthouse Project

Door County Maritime Lighthouse Project

Door County Maritime Lighthouse Project

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Tatman is a proud supporter of the the Door County Maritime Museum's Maritime Lighthouse Tower Project.


Read more here:

http://www.dcmm.org/maritime-tower-project/

Revitalization and Sponsorship of AFRAS

Door County Maritime Lighthouse Project

Door County Maritime Lighthouse Project

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In 1983, the Tatman Foundation helped to revitalize the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) both financially and technically.  AFRAS was formed in 1976 to provide worldwide support and assistance to volunteer maritime rescue services and to recognize and honor extraordinary maritime rescues.  www.afras.org

Swedish Sea Rescue Society

Salvation Army Relief Efforts

Swedish Sea Rescue Society

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Focusing on the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea relief operations and migrant crisis, Tatman matched gifts exceeding $30,000 made through the Association for Rescue at Sea in 2018.

Peninsula School of Art

Salvation Army Relief Efforts

Swedish Sea Rescue Society

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Salvation Army Relief Efforts

Salvation Army Relief Efforts

Salvation Army Relief Efforts

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Tatman supported 2017 hurricane disaster relief efforts through the Salvation Army.

https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/

Others We Support

     Acts 1:8 Ministry   American Red Cross   Armed Services YMCA   Association for Rescue at Sea, Inc.   Assumption School   Birthright Counseling - St. Louis   Boys & Girls Club of Door County   Carleton College   Channel Islands Park Foundation   Clothing Across America   Coast Guard Foundation   Colorado College   Community Warehouse   Doctors Without Borders   Door Can(cer)   Door County Community Foundation   Door County Land Trust   Door County Maritime Museum   Door County Medical Center - Dental   Clinic   Ephraim Foundation   Ephraim Foundation - Heritage Fund   Ephraim Men's Club   Ephraim Moravian Church   Gibralter Booster Club   Goodwill of Orange County   Harris House Foundation   Kingdom House   Kirkwood School District Foundation   Kirkwood United Methodist Church   Maine Maritime Academy   Maritime Rescue International   Marquette Sea Po   Marvin Elementary School   Naval War College   Newport United Methodist   Northern Door County YMCA   Open Door Animal Sanctuary   Orange County Presbyterian Inf/Center   Ox Fam America   Peninsula Art School   Peninsula Golf Association   Peninsula Golf Foundation   Peninsula Players Foundation   Rafiki Foundation   Ready Readers   Repertory Theatre   Salvation Army   Savastapol School District - Trees   Scandia Village   Sister Bay Moravian Church   SMU Seagull Study   St. Louis University   St. Mary's High School   Sunshine House   The Hardy Gallery for the benefit of FOG   United Way of Door County   US Naval Institution   Washington University   Washington University   Wounded Nature - Working Veterans