About Robert H. Smith

Robert H. Smith, of San Diego, is a longtime supporter of marine and maritime philanthropies and the author of two popular cruising guides to harbors, anchorages, and marinas in Northern and Southern California.

Formerly, he was assistant to the chancellor of the University of California, San Diego (the home of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography) and vice-president of development at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, both in La Jolla, CA. In retirement, he has written the most complete guides to all (almost 648) the maritime museums in North America.