Our History

Owned and operated by the Titus family, descendants of one of Nouvelle-Orleans First Families, Baker, Lyman & Co., Inc. is steeped in the maritime history of New Orleans & the United States. From humble origins of the early 20th century Baker Lyman has risen to become the premier American chart agent and a leading marine safety, educational, and navigation products & services firm. When Corinne Titus assumed the helm from her retiring father, Lloyd Titus, in 1986 the marine industry was in transition. Ms Titus began a swift, methodical retooling of Baker Lyman from a traditional NOAA & Admiralty Chart Agency into a dynamic and multifacted international marine provider. Over the last 25 years Ms Titus has guided Baker Lyman's proactive transformation into an ongoing powerful technology-based marine delivery & support concern. While retaining her father's original staff, Ms Titus has seen the average tenure of Baker Lyman associates extend beyond 20 years, and in some cases, beyond 60 years of service. The traditions of family ownership, a dynamic & seasoned staff, and superb business model have extended Baker Lyman's horizon far beyond the line of sight.