The Coast Guard Heritage Museum at the Trayser opened its doors for the first time in May of 2005. Two former Navy men, CDR Maurice Gibbs (ret) and Lou Cataldo, a local historian, were the driving forces behind the initial idea. CDR Gibbs, President Emeritus of the Nantucket Lifesaving Museum, suggested that the museum should be named in honor of the USCG. The group expanded when three former Coasties - Jim Walker(USCG), of the American Lighthouse Foundation, Albert L. "John" Manning(USCG), and CPO Dan Davidson(USCG) -the last two charter members of the Eastwind Association - came on board. John Manning eventually served as President of the organization. Capt. Robert L. O'Brien (USCG Ret), former comptroller of the USCG, was a charter member.