Seamanship, Craftsmanship, Friendship.
Keziah Choi at the helm of  Rose of Sharon.

Keziah Choi at the helm of Rose of Sharon.

Ready About!

The Maritime Preservation Trust is a 501(c)(3) community benefit organization based on the Port of Los Angeles.

Our mission is to provide young adults accessible, high-quality maritime education. We are training the next generation of shipwrights and mariners aboard elegant vintage watercraft.


Maritime Education

We strive to provide our members with the highest quality of instruction available, from licensed captains and mariners of all backgrounds.

"There is a demand in all maritime industries for skilled and knowledgeable seafarers. Our hands-on apprenticeship programs aboard traditional watercraft provides the mentorship, training, and experience that our participants need to grow not just as craftsmen, but as people."
- Wayne Ettel, President


Developing Craftsmenship

Carpenter Garrett DeMirjian works on ROSE OF SHARON’s topsides.