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 accessible, high-quality maritime education to youth of all ages. We are training the next generation of shipwrights and mariners aboard elegant vintage watercraft.

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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

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Developing Craftsmenship

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

Community IMPACT