2009 America and the Sea Award Gala
William I. Koch, founder of the Oxbow Group, philanthropist, avid collector and world-renowned sailor, has been named the recipient of the America and the Sea award which is presented annually by Mystic Seaport.

Koch received the award Thursday, October 29, at a gala held in his honor in New York City.

The annual award recognizes an individual or organization whose contributions to the history, arts or sciences of the sea best exemplify the American spirit and character. Previous winners have included pre-eminent yacht designer Olin J. Stephens II, respected author and historian David McCullough and the President and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corporation Thomas B. Crowley, Jr.

For more information please go to www.mysticseaport.org/WilliamKoch
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