About the Fund
Established in 2020 by Hercules SLR and Fishing Partnership Support Services
to honor the life and legacy of lead Safety Instructor Edward “Ted” Williams,
the Ted Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to commercial
fishermen to take Coast Guard approved training programs that improve
their safety and professional maritime skills.
Ted’s Legacy of Safety
Commercial Fishing tops the list of deadly professions. No one understood this better than Ted Williams. Following maritime disasters in 2004 that took the lives of 10 New Bedford commercial fishermen, Ted and others helped create a safety and survival training program. Through the years, Ted was beloved by commercial fishermen to whom he imparted life-saving knowledge and skills. His instruction reached thousands of commercial fishermen from Maine to New Jersey over 15 years. The Ted Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund honors Ted’s legacy for safety at sea.
“Ted’s commitment to safety was second to none. We can’t think of a better way to honor him and keep his legacy going than with a donation to the Ted Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.”
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