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Dane Goins (1953-2015)

Manager, Virginia Power IT Department, Served as secretary on the board of directors, Expertise in firearms, hunting and fishing, Paddled many rivers including the Bonaventure, Rogue, San Juan, Verdi, Main and Middle Fork of the Salmon and three trips on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon; A generous and amiable friend to everyone he met.


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Ollie King (OK) Goodwin (1921 - 2011)

Founder of Coastal Canoeists (1965) and AW safety chair from 1970 to 1987. Lifelong resident of Newport News, VA, he was a designer of merchant ships (and the occasional canoe) for almost four decades. He was a long-time instructor, Boy Scout leader, and whitewater competitor, both in C-1 and in C-2 with his wife, Glenna. Their daughter Cyndi, was a top-ranked K-1W racer. He was well known on the race circuit, standing with his coiled rope at the toughest part of the course. As Safety Chair he wrote about the inevitable conflicts between river-savvy paddlers and the wider, less knowledgeable society in which we all live. He pioneered outreach to state and local government and encouraged others to do the same. In later years he owned and operated World Of Whitewater, a kayak school and raft outfitter in Big Flat, California.   http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Article/view/articleid/31329/

Bill Hankins (1941-2010)
20-year member of Coastals, Certified Public Accountant, Senior Vice President Amvest Corporation, Rotarian, Paddler, Sailor, Canals and Navigations Society, Jamestown Ships Crew, Batteau re-enactor, Dedicated volunteer for United Way, Genealogist

Les Fry (1922 – 2009)
Kiwanian, Jaycee, Portsmouth School board, Commercial Artist, Passionate Canoeist, President, Edited CaNEWS for 17 years, Author of You Can’t Get There From Here Except by Canoe  and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the River, Contributor to many publications, Coastal Life Member, Virginia Wildlife Federation’s 1980 Virginia River Conservationist of the Year, Float Fishermen of Virginia’s 1980 Randy Carter award, Canoe instructor for Virginia’s Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Red Cross, recipient of ACA's 1997 President's Award and ACA's 2008 Legends of Paddling Award.

Gene Derryberry (1942 - 2007)
Attorney, Trip Leader, Served on the Board of Directors, Canoeist, Musician, Skier, Unitarian Universalist, member for 33 years. North River

Karen Abse (1952 - 2006)
Special events coordinator, JROC volunteer, kayak instructor, coppersmith, weaver, volunteer soccer referee, climber, runner.James River - First Break Rapid, 1/1/2006 Gallery Images

Larry Cornell (1947 - 2004) Trip Leader, Kayaker, Mentor to new paddlers, Rotarian, Businessman, Motorcyclist. New River Gorge

Tom Cowan (1948 - 2002)
Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran, classical guitarist, pioneer in computer graphics, artist and illustrator, kayaker, editor of CaNEWS and founding member of The Friends of the Rappahannock.Rappahannock River

Dick Mooneyham (1946 - 2001) 
Certified Public Accountant, Rotarian, Mason, Chamber of Commerce, whitewater instructor for Chesterfield Parks and Recreation, trip coordinator.

Garland Reece (1952 - 2001) 

Two term president of Coastals, webmaster, cruise chairman, cruise coordinator, conservationist. Youghiogheny River Falls, 2000 Gallery images

Ollie Fordham (1945 - 2000)
Chemist and geologist, environmentalist, canoeist & expedition paddler. Trips included Grand Canyon, Rio Grande, South and East Forks of the Owyhee, Jarbidge, Bruneau, Middle Fork and Main Salmon, the Clearwater in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Tygart River, 1989

Simon Tracy (1938 - 1997)
Coastals’ first webmaster. PhD in experimental psychology, teacher at Columbia University, master builder, glider pilot, backpacker and canoeist. Devil's Kitchen on the Maury River, 1997