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Captain Luke Clyburn

Occupation: Merchant Marine Captain, Certified Real Estate Appraiser, President of Noble Odyssey Foundation and President of Inter-Seas Exploration Ltd.
Born: Evansville, Indiana

Education:
Master of Business Management, Central Michigan University (1983)
BS, Detroit College Business (1972)
Coursework, Pontiac Business Institute, Michigan (1972)
Graduate, American Savings and Loan Institute (1970)

Certifications:
Licensed Merchant Marine Captain; Certified Scuba Instructor; Certified Professional Association Dive Instructors; Certified Instructor for American Academy of Underwater Scientists; Certified Instructor for Scuba Diving International

Career:
Research Director, President, Noble Odyssey Foundation (2008-Present)
Sea Operation Director, Noble Odyssey Foundation, Straits Mackine (2008-Present)
Project Director, Great Lakes Ancient Shores Sink Holes (2006-Present)
Real Estate Broker, Appraiser, Clyburn Appraisal Services, White Lake, MI (1987-Present)
Real Estate Broker, Appraiser, White Lake, MI (1977-Present)
Underwater Photographer, Great Lakes Films; Project Director, Norwood Project (2004)
Senior Account Manager, Investors Mortgage Insurance Co., Boston, MA (1983-1987)
Regional Representative, United Guaranty Residential Insurance, Troy, MI (1977-1983)
Associate Broker, Bateman Real Estate Corp., Pontiac, MI (1975-1977)
Chief Loan Officer, First Federal Savings and Loan Association Oakland, Pontiac, MI (1964-1974)

Career Related:
Board Member, Great Lakes Captains Association (-Present); Film Organizer, Voyage Into History Ship Captain Pride of Michigan Expedition of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society Thunder Bay, Great Lakes/Ancient Shores (2009-Present); Project Director, Great Lakes Research Project (2009-Present); Founder, President, Noble Odyssey Foundation Inc. (2002-Present); Project Director, PBS (2010); Project Director, Underwater Ancient Shores Ancient Land Bridges (2007); Project Director, Underwater Ancient Shores, Lake Huron (2006); Project Director, Sea Operations, Norwood Project (2004); Director, Sea Operations, Mirek Standowicz Shipwreck Expedition on Carl Bradley, Lake Michigan (2001); Drowned River Project, Straits of Mackinac (2001); Underwater Photographer, America’s Ancient Industry-CopperMayor’s Cup, Michigan Boating Industry

Military:
U.S. Merchant Marine Licensed Captain (1977-Present); Command Officer, Director, Great Lakes Division, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (1972-Present); Member, National Board of Directors, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (1988)

Civic:
Project Director, In Search of the Griffin, Great Lakes Research Board, Pride of Michigan (1998-Present); Director, Underwater Cinitofu captain Pride of Michigan (1989-Present); Captain, Commander, Noble Odyssey Training Ship, Mount Clemens, MI (1977-Present); Founder, President, Inter-Seas Exploration Ltd. (1999); Captain, Great Lakes Island Research Project for Oakland University, Fox Islands (1996); Ship Captain, Great Lakes Botanical Island Research Project, Cranbrook Institute Science, Islands of Green Bay (1989, 1990); Ship Captain, Great Lakes Botanical Island Research Project, Cranbrook Institute Science, Thunder Bay Islands, Lake Huron (1987); Project Director, Interseas Inc., Pontiac, MI (1982)

Creative Works:
Photographer, Tundra Tours 25th Anniversary of Alaska’s Iditarod Dog Sled Race (1997, 2000); Project Director, Captain, Documentary Film, “Angels of the Sea” (1982); Contributor, Articles, Professional Journals; Project Director, 13 PBS Films on the Great Lakes Ancient Shores; Movie, America’s Ancient Shore of Trade Route

Achievements:
Appointed as director, grand vice president, and president for International Ship Masters over the course of 50 years; Made the public aware of the danger of Line 5 Oil Pipeline crossing the Straits of Mackinac; Has 50 years of working with American youth and developed an understanding of conserving fresh water in the Great Lakes; Made the public aware of the need for continuing research on underwater research where the history of this part of the world is to be found

Awards:
Recipient, Historic Award, Governor of Michigan (2023); Recipient, Telly Award (2016); Recipient, Chairman’s Award, Navy Sea Cadet (2014); Recipient, Mayor’s Cup Award, Michigan Boating Industry (2009); Recipient, Certificate of Congressional Recognition, U.S. Senate (2006); Recipient, Unsung Hero Award, Michigan House of Representatives (1994); Recipient, Quality People Award, Meritorious Community Service (1993); Recipient, Oakland County Q2 Award (1993); Recipient, Letter of Commendation Award, Secretary of Navy (1983); Recipient, New York Film Festival Award (1983); Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation Award, Southfield Bicentennial Commission (1976)

Memberships:
President, International Ship Masters Association (2023-Present); 2nd Vice President, International Ship Masters Association (2020-2023); President, Detroit Lodge 7, International Ship Masters Association (2006); Member, Navy League of U.S.; Member, American Society of Appraisers; Member, Michigan Association of Real Estate Appraisers; Member, Detroit Lodge International Ship Masters Association; Member, American Academy of Underwater Science

Family:
Son of Luther Clyburn and Robbie (Cobb) Clyburn

Hobbies:
Underwater research and photography

Biography Sources:
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