The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum to Host Annual Lifesavers Recognition Day

Annual Event to Honor Remarkable Men and Women and their Heroism, September 11, 2013

Online PR News – 06-September-2013 – Nantucket Island, MA (August 19, 2013) – The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum will host its annual Lifesavers Recognition Day on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. We are thrilled to once again collaborate with Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Honored this year on Nantucket for going above and beyond are:

• Capt. Thomas Mleczko for his rescue of five boaters outside Madaket Harbor
• Capt. Jason Mleczko for his leadership and heroism in distress
• Jessica Norris & Marissa Affeldt Dispatchers – Nantucket Police Department for the rescue of Justin Bell in Polpis Harbor

These heroes and heroines are being honored on behalf of their actions during times of peril. Capt. Thomas Mleczko recognized and executed necessary procedures to carry out a successful rescue. Capt. Jason Mleczko took initiative to keep his crew composed and thinking clearly upon the unanticipated overturn of their charter. Finally, Jessica Norris and Marissa Affeldt for their immediate reaction and consolation concerning the critical rescue of Mr. Justin Bell.

Lifesavers Recognition Day is an annual event held at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. This event is open to the public but reservations are required. The event is on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at 158 Polpis Road.
To make reservations, please call 508-228-2505 or for more general information visit

About Egan Maritime Institute:

The Egan Maritime Institute is the island’s only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to celebrating Nantucket’s seafaring heritage. The Egan Maritime Institute fulfills its mission by supporting activities of its Nantucket based affiliates, the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum and Mill Hill Press. Three years ago, the Egan Maritime Institute launched, recognizing that travel to and from an island is often a major production, requiring strategies involving fog, wind, surf, and storms, it is your one stop, easy-to-use source for information on weather and sea conditions. Their newest affiliate, Sea of Opportunities was created to bridge Nantucket’s historical connection with the sea with today’s young Nantucketers, enriching their future by exposing them to maritime traditions, trades, and sciences.