Charles H. Lagerbom received his BA in History from Kansas State University and MA in History and Archaeology from University of Maine with work on a Revolutionary War truck-house excavated on the Penobscot River. An avid scuba diver, Charles organized underwater video surveys of ship remains in the lakes of Maine as well as the Penobscot Expedition of 1779. He worked in Antarctica with glacial geology research teams from University of Maine Quaternary Institute, now Climate Change Institute. A published author and avid polar, colonial Maine and maritime book collector, Charles has frequently lectured and made presentations on cruise ships and ashore on the history, life, politics and science of the Antarctic as well as Maine colonial and maritime history. He is author of The Fifth Man: The Life of H.R. Bowers (Caedmon of Whitby). Immediate past President of the Antarctican Society, Charles is its current archivist/historian and serves as Membership Chair for the American Polar Society. He is a Social Studies teacher at Belfast Area High School in Belfast, Maine.