J. Richard Steffy
He attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He taught at University of Pennsylvania. He founded the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, with Michael L. Katzev, and George Bass. He was Professor Emeritus at Texas A&M University, and creator of the Ship Reconstruction Laboratory.
He married Lucille Koch Steffy, (died in 1991).
- Wooden Ship Building and the Interpretation of Shipwrecks, College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1994. ISBN 978-1-86176-104-0
- "J. Richard Steffy Is Dead at 83; Made Shipwreck Analysis Scientific", The New York Times, DOUGLAS MARTIN, December 4, 2007
- "Steffy's legacy lives on", The Eagle, APRIL AVISON, November 30, 2007