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PT-305 Supporters

Thank you to the following individuals and companies who, over 10 years, gave financial contributions, goods, and services to make the restoration of PT-305 possible.

Rursch Specialties
Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon B. Wallace III
In honor of Hugh A. Ambrose
Boysie Bollinger
Marsh Bellofram
COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret), President and Founder, Pritzker Military Foundation
IHS Global Inc.
Eaton Corporation

Stewart & Stevenson
Berard Transportation Inc.
VT Halter Marine Inc.
Seabrook Harbor & Marine
Karl Senner LLC
Phoenix Contact
Gulf Coast Shipyard Group
Gary A. Sinise
Batesville Aviation Services
Paul & Madlyn Hilliard
Marquette Transportation
Rockwell Automation
Defenders of America Naval Museum
Quality Metal Works Inc.
Herbert S Hiller Corporation
Cummins Mid-South
Reynolds Electric
Axis Communication Inc.
Gayle Higgins Jones
Jeff and Debbie Gorski
The Helis Foundation
Diana Mercer
Valero Energy Foundation
Valero St. Charles Refinery
Kickstarter Campaign Donors
Young Benefactors of The National WWII Museum
Margaret S. and Bill Benjamin In Memory of Lt. Robert F. Spangenberg III
Wārtsillā North America Inc
Port of New Orleans
Brammer Machine Shop
Central Petroleum
Robert M. Brittingham, Lt (jg),US Navy, Skipper, PT-334

Control Concepts
PDQF Limited Company LLC
Roland and Mary von Kurnatowski
Shell Oil Company
Brimmer-Turan Foundry & Machine LLC
Summit Electric Supply
Fabacher Incorporated
Ingalls Shipbuilding
International Paint
3M Corporation
General Monitor
Richard C. Adkerson Family Foundation
Moore Industries-International Inc.
Dometic Marine
Moore Industries
Rudy Smith Service
Hebert Steel Inc.
M&M Machine LLC
Pelican Energy Consultants
Crescent River Pilots’ Foundation
Coastal Cargo
Rolls-Royce North America

Federal Signal • C3 Controls • Abry Brothers, Inc. • Radiator Service Company Inc. • Liskow & Lewis • Pettit Paint • Alcoa Inc. • Lee Machine Works • Johnson SPX • Bender • Freeport-McMoRan Inc. • Buchler & Buchler • Lemoine Marine Refrigeration • Joe McDuff • Riverside Lumber • Waste Pro Inc. • Ella S. Montgomery • Canal Barge • Dufour, Laskay & Strouse, Inc. • Gibbs & Cox


The City of New Orleans • John E. and Barbara Kushner • Deborah and Rick Lindsay • The Montz Family • Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Authority • Deborah and Bobby Patrick • Mary and Roland von Kurnatowski • Port of New Orleans • Jack Sawyer of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple • The Museum’s Young Benefactors • The Museum’s Dedicated Board of Trustees, Staff, and Volunteers

Our deep appreciation to Bill Capo for his extraordinary support of this project.


On March 8, 2016, we began a Kickstarter campaign to help launch PT-305. The goal was to raise $100,000. In a month’s time, 1,074 amazing backers gave $205,506. We are humbled by that support and offer our sincerest thanks for helping return PT-305 to service.

Gary Sinise

Tawani Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Avram A. Glazer

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Merrick

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Quinn III
Robert Tucker Hayes Foundation
Morris Family Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Thomas
Wilson Sexton Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Leander
Badger Excellence in Education Foundation
The William E. Connor Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Briskman
Salutare Deum Foundation