Peter Neill is the current Director of the World Ocean Observatory and a graduate of Stanford University. Previously President of the South Street Seaport Museum from 1985-2005, Neill has always maintained an interest in the future of the oceans. In addition to being an author and editor for American Sea Writing: a literary anthology, Neill is also a regular contributor for a blog on the Huffington Post.
Neill has always been a strong proponent of maritime education. During his time at the South Street Seaport Museum, he devoted a third of the museum's budget to the New York City schools, and presently is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Ocean Classroom Foundation.
- (author) "Once and Future Ocean, Notes Toward a New Hydraulic Society" (Leete's Island Books, 2016)
- (author) "3" (Leete's Island Books, 2013)
- (author) "Walking Around South Street: Discoveries in New York's Old Shipping District (Leete's Island Books, 2000)
- (editor) American Sea Writing: a literary anthology (Library of America, 2000)
- (author) "On a Painted Ocean: Art of the Seven Seas" (New York University Press, 1995)
- (author) "Maritime America: Art and Artifacts from America's Great Nautical Collections" (Balsam Press, 1988)
- (author) "Mock Turtle Soup" (Grossman Publishers, 1972"
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