b'FOGHORN is a monthly publication of thePassenger Vessel Association. Copyright 2020.All rights reserved.PRESIDENTColleen Stephens, Stan Stephens Glacierand Wildlife Cruises, Valdez, AKVICE PRESIDENTBob Bijur, Island Queen Cruises, Miami, FLSECRETARY/TREASURERJim Swindler, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, San Francisco, CABOARD MEMBERS Volume 19, Number 02MARCH 2020Ben Bernstein, BB Riverboats, Newport, KYRichard Davison, Paradise Cruise Ltd., Honolulu, HIJim DeSimone, Staten Island Ferry, Staten Island, NY FOGHORN Focus:Jed Dixon, North Carolina Department ofTransportationFerry Division, Manns Harbor, NC Convention ReviewSteve Jones, Gateway Clipper Fleet, Pittsburgh, PAJohn Lake, Entertainment Cruises, Alexandria, VA 6 Tampa Convention Exceeds ExpectationsPatrick Murphy, Blue and Gold Fleet, Hundreds of PVA members came together in San Francisco, CA Tampa for one of the associations largest and most Alison Nolan, Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston, MA successful conventions in its history. Hoyt Purinton, Washington Island Ferry Line,Washington Island, WI 18 PVA Leaders Dine on Historic VesselASSOCIATE MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE PVA members who have gone above and beyond to move the association and industry forwardRob McMahon, Pinnacle Marine Corporation,were rewarded with a special evening on aStoddard, WI World War II ship moored in Tampa Bay. About the Cover PVA PAST PRESIDENTS Riverboat Discovery is the Bob Lawler, Boston Duck Tours, Boston, MA 20PVA Members Continue to Prioritizenewest member to participate Gus Gaspardo, Padelford Packet Boat Company, Safety, Committee Recognizes Safetyin the PVA Green WATERS St. Paul, MN Award Winners Program. Operating in Jeff Whitaker, Altamont, NY Safety is the number one concern for vesselFairbanks, AK, Discovery IIIallows passengers to enjoy EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR operators. Two vessel operators were recognizedan authentic Alaskan John R. Groundwater for their exemplary safety actions with experience while maintaining LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR national awards.the areas natural beauty. Edmund Welch 24David Clark Editorial Awards Story, p. 27.REGULATORY AFFAIRS CONSULTANT Given to Five FOGHORN Writers ColumnsPeter Lauridsen Every year, FOGHORN recognizes writers who4 Presidents LetterDIRECTOR OF FINANCE have significantly contributed to the association5 Executive Directors Leslie Kagarise and industry by writing magazine articles. DiscoverLetterthe most recent winners. 27 Green NewsDIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRSAND DEVELOPMENT 26Instagram or TikTok? 32Business MattersJennifer Wilk Which social media messaging app should be38Regulatory ReportDIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS on your radar? Meghan Speer offers advice for34How PVA Benefits YouAND RISK MANAGEMENT reaching the right people.36Legislative ReportEric Christensen 28Engine Manufacturers: Right to Repair39Safety MattersGENERAL COUNSEL Is Not Right to Modify 43 NewswireSteven Bers, Whiteford, Taylor and Preston Should your crew be allowed to repair your44 PVA Welcomes New EDITORIAL OFFICES vessels engines? Allen Schaeffer suggests why heMembersManaging Editor: Karen Rainboltdoesnt recommend it.44 Member Newspvafoghorn@aol.com46 Advertisers Index2771 Houston Dr., Los Osos, CA 9340230Reflections of a PVA InternTEL: (571) 388-7752 What does the passenger vessel industry look like CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: to a maritime academy cadet? Casey Tucker offersPRINTED WITHRichard Purinton: richard@wisferry.comhis view. SOY INKWashington Island Ferry Line, Washington Island, WIADVERTISING AND BUSINESS OFFICES PASSENGER VESSEL ASSOCIATIONPublisher: Peter Philips, peter@philipspublishing.com tel: 1 (800) 807-8360fax: (703) 518-5151pvainfo@passengervessel.comADVERTISING SALES: FOGHORN (USPS Number 023-702) is published monthly except combined January/February by Philips Bill Forslund: bill@philipspublishing.com Publishing LLC, 4257 24th Avenue W, Seattle WA 98199. Periodicals postage paid at Seattle, WA and 4257 24th Avenue W, Seattle, WA 98199at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to FOGHORN, c/o Passenger TEL: (206) 284-8285 FAX: (206) 284-0391 Vessel Association, 103 Oronoco Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314. Copyright 2020 by the www.philipspublishing.com Passenger Vessel Association. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written consent of the Passenger Vessel Association.MARCH 2020FOGHORN 3'