March 27, 2017

Become a Member is an IRS approved non-profit charity.’s IRS non-profit EIN number is: 27-3570810.  As with all donations to charity, we recommend you consult with your financial advisor regarding tax credits and deductions.

For donations of $2,000 and above, please contact Rudy Socha at or by phone at 440-452-1042.

Checks can be postal mailed to:

Rudy Socha
P.O. Box 20363
Charleston, SC 29413

Personal and Family Memberships (annual dues)

Cadet $20.00
Greenhorn $50.00
Deckhand $100.00
Crew Member $250.00
Petty Officer $500.00
Chief Petty Officer $1,000.00
Deck Officer $5,000.00
Merchant Marine $10,000.00
Master Navigator $25,000.00
Marine Explorer $50,000.00
Legendary Mariner $100,000.00

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