Catalina Island Sea Camp Adventure 2018 Los Angeles Maritime Institute

Youth 11-17, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s camp aboard Tall Ships is an exciting 5-day, a 4-night voyage to Catalina Island. Discover the beautiful Southern California coast in a way that most people never experience. While at sea and on the island, we will explore topics in marine biology, maritime history, island ecology and have some fun with traditional Maritime arts!

July 23 – July 27
Aug 13 – 17
$550 per child

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4th of July Sail

Fireworks on the Water

Independence Day Sail

Sail the San Pedro Bay and watch the sunset from the deck of a tall ship. So, you can sit back and relax or become part of the crew – your choice! Wear soft-soled shoes; layered clothing recommended. Bring your own picnic on the sail.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

7 PM – 10 PM

$75 per adult
$25 per child
(12 & under)

Free Parking by Ports O’Call off of Nagoya Way


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Jim Gladson working on a tallship

Jim Gladson Crosses the Bar

Jim Gladson

July 3, 1930 – May 30, 2018

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

We are sharing the sad news that Jim Gladson, our founder, and longtime inspirational leader has passed away. He crossed the bar quietly in his sleep after breakfast Wednesday morning.

The family is actively planning a burial at sea and a celebration of life that we expect will be in August. Please watch your inbox for further updates.

The impact that Jim had on his family, friends, students, volunteers, employees and the community was immense and we could not do justice to his legacy in this short email. However, there are two sayings that I think come close to summing up Jim’s passion for leaving the world a better place:

“School is where the kids are.”

“We will sail with no empty berths and we will leave no child on the dock for their ability to pay.”

Fair winds Jim,

Memorial Sail

The celebration of Life and Dedication of Building G
In honor of Los Angeles Maritime Institute Founder
Jim Gladson

Memorial Sail and Flotilla

Sail departs at 10:30 a.m.
Arrival and boarding at 10:00 a.m. from Berth 78, Ports O’Call, San Pedro, CA 90731

Celebration of Life

1:00 p.m.
Building G, Berth 73, San Pedro, CA 90731
Lunch buffet and Dedication of Building G
Program and Ceremony begin at 2:00 p.m.

To RSVP for the Memorial Sail and Flotilla and the Celebration of Life please contact Anita in the Los Angeles Maritime Institute Office at 310-833-6055

Limited seating on the Memorial Sail so RSVP early. Attend both morning and afternoon events or just one of the events but you must RSVP to Anita.

Jim Gladson working on a tallship

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