The Maritime Preservation Trust is a 501(c)(3) community benefit organization based on the Port of Los Angeles.
Our mission is to provide accessible, high-quality maritime education to youth of all ages. We are training the next generation of shipwrights and mariners aboard elegant vintage watercraft.
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
Carpenter Garrett DeMirjian works on ROSE OF SHARON’s topsides.