July 3, 1930 – May 30, 2018
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 planned a burial at sea and a celebration of life that happened 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 and Flotilla
The celebration of Life and Dedication of Building G.
In honor of Los Angeles Maritime Institute Founder
Date: August 12th, 2018
Sail departed 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
Building G, Berth 73, San Pedro, CA 90731
Lunch buffet and Dedication of Building G
Program and Ceremony begin at 2:00 p.m.