Roger Haft

Member #1098

1935 to 2018

Port engineer overseeing the renovation of an old Second World War LSM. Third engineer on a delivery job to Western Sahara. Frequented yacht harbors in foreign ports offering services as crew. Panamanian Marine Officer License. Commercial instrument rated pilot. American Seaman’s papers. As a locomotive salesman, he rode freight trains from coast to coast and border to border across the United States. Gold miner in Honduras. World traveler including Iran, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, China (first visit as a courier, Mongolia, Russia, the South Pacific, West Coast of Africa, Mexico, Central and South America. Traveled from Egypt as a merchant seaman. Lived and worked in the Australian outback. Sailed to Mexico, Hawaii, and Australia with a combination of racing and mechanical skills.