Former city councilman and best selling author of THE SHIPYARD: Will It Float? Dave Drummond is a storyteller who delivers authentic and illustrated presentations on cruise ships; to fraternal and civic organizations and private gatherings; and in museums and libraries.
His subjects reflect a lifetime interest in the sea and naval aviation history and include, but are not limited to, the big ships; submarines; odd and unusual boats; the Boston Harbor Islands; a famous shipyard; a baffling island mystery in Canada; piracy; a spectacular treasure in gold; classic sea adventures; and a personal journey under sail. His richly anecdotal writings, narrations, and discussions are always factual, often surprising, and invariably sprinkled with humor.
Dave is a retired shipbuilder, born into a shipbuilding dynasty that spanned three generations and included an association with Thomas Watson’s legendary Fore River Shipyard that continued through several decades. Fore River's legacy included many great ships that figured prominently in the history of the United States.
As a docent with the National Museum of Naval Aviation for the last fourteen years, Dave fulfills a second lifetime interest. Selected to represent the museum’s spectacular collection, Dave's tours are informative and revealing. Along with individual aircraft descriptions he includes stories of daring and courageous aviators, such as President Bush and Senator John McCain, who lived to tell their incredible stories.
Between speaking assignments on any of several lines, such as Cunard, Regent, Seabourn, Princess, and Holland America, Dave might be found at home, working on his novel or finalizing his children’s book.