Jack Shaum is a retired award-winning print and broadcast journalist who spent nearly fifty years in the business. He is the author of Lost Chester River Steamboats: From Chestertown to Baltimore. He was the editor-in-chief of the quarterly journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America. He rode the Old Bay Line steamers as a youngster and calls on those experiences to tell the story of the company’s long history. For twenty years, he and his wife Martha traveled as onboard lecturers on small coastal cruise ships. They have two daughters and four grandchildren and live near Chestertown, Maryland.