FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield resident Louis Schueler has been appointed the new harbor master for the harbors and navigable waterways of Southport, Gov. Dannel Malloy recently announced.
Schueler has served on the Harbor Management Commission for eight years and previously spent nine years as president of the Community Sailing of Fairfield.
Schueler was a second lieutenant and pilot in the Air Force from 1959 to 1965 before working as an airline pilot for United for 32 years.
“I am deeply honored to have been appointed to this important role which I sought to follow in the path of Captain Patrick Carroll and to continue to maintain the principles set forth in the Harbor Management Plan," Schueler said in a statement. "I look forward to serving our residents and our great town.”
The Southport harbor master is a state official appointed by the governor for a three-year term. The harbor master is responsible for he safe and efficient operation of Southport Harbor.
“I am pleased the governor has chosen Louis Schueler, who like many, including the Harbor Management Commission, recognizes that Mr. Schueler is extremely capable and well-qualified to assume this key position," Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau said in a statement. "I thank the governor, the HMC, as well as former Harbor Master Pat Carroll for his 23 years of outstanding service and dedication.”