Mystic Seaport named Mystic resident Bill Salancy the recipient of the William C. Noyes Volunteer of the Year Award for 2012 and conferred special recognition on employee Scott Noseworthy for his contribution to the institution’s operation.
The honors were awarded at a ceremony Wednesday evening at the annual Celebration of Volunteers dinner on the Museum grounds.
Salancy is a retired senior mechanical designer. He began volunteering in 2006 and to date has donated more than 4,200 hours of his time assisting the staff on exhibit construction and maintenance, watercraft preservation, the annual Mystic Irish parade, and many other projects.
The Noyes Award was established in 1998 in memory of Stonington resident William C. Noyes, who volunteered more than 6,000 hours to the Museum between 1983 and 1997. Noyes was known for his dedication, his friendliness, and his willingness to do whatever was needed. The Noyes Award is presented annually to the volunteer who most personifies his example and the “true spirit” of a Mystic Seaport volunteer.
The Museum also honored employee Scott Noseworthy with a special recognition for his outstanding efforts supervising and coordinating volunteer groups working on projects in the Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. Noseworthy, the Shipyard’s sawyer, has expertise in many fields that he applies to leading teams on diverse assignments caring for the Museum’s watercraft collection. An expert in engine technology and history, he is the driving force behind the Museum’s annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition, which is the largest gathering of historic marine engines in the United States. This year’s Exposition will be held August 18-19.
Noseworthy is a resident of Griswold.
Mystic Seaport has more than 1,100 volunteers who donate their time and experience to support the Museum. Last year, they logged more than 85,000 hours of work.
About Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan. The Museum is located one mile south of I-95 in Mystic, CT and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/.