Captain Michael K. Lawson
Retired Licensed Houston Pilot
Captain Lawson is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He has extensive maritime operational experience as a Second Mate, Chief Mate, and Master as well as Port Captain and Vice President for Operations for the Hudson Waterways Corporation. He was a Houston Pilot from 1974 – 2009.He is an expert in establishing shipboard simulator and shiphandling courses and was a consultant 0to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the widening and deepening of the Houston Ship Canal.