The Council of American Master Mariners, Inc.

Los Angeles/Long Beach Chapter

Chapter Meetings Held the 2nd Tuesday of Each Month Except August and December

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Our chapter is small but it is blessed with some truly exceptional Masters.



The Los Angeles / Long Beach Chapter meets the second Tuesday of every month except August and December. At our meetings we discuss maritime affairs and keep up to date on our ever changing industry. Visitors and new members are truly welcome.


We have found a new meeting home in the Crowne Plaza Hotel where we have lunch in the Beacon Room. The chapter has about a half dozen stalwart members and several who stop by on occasion. Paul Nielsen has taken over the duties of Chapter Secretary/Treasurer relieving Dick Bara who served as Chapter Secretary for decades. Thanks to both of these gentlemen.


The Chapter participates in the annual Maritime Day remembrance on May 22nd each year at the American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial. Captains Larry Welsh, Richard Connelly, Richard Bara, Pual Nielsen, and Bent Christensen were very instrumental in having the Maritime Memorial put up in San Pedro. After that, the Wall of Honor, with the names of all of the ships that were sunk during WWII and the names of those who were lost and imprisoned in POW camps. Since then, Paul Nielsen and Bent Christensen fought hard and won against the promoters of the Bridged to Breakwater Committee to remove the memorial and the Maritime Museum.



Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, except August and December, at 11:30 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Beacon Room, in San Pedro. Early Arrivals at 11:30, call to order at 12:00 noon. Cost of lunch is $25.00.


Crowne Plaza Hotel

601 S Palos Verdes St.

San Pedro, CA


Become a LA/LB CAMM Member

Any member of the National CAMM in good standing, residing, working, or otherwise situated within the Southern California area are eligible to join the Los Angeles / Long Beach Chapter of CAMM. Please contact the Chapter president for an application and more information.






Captain David Boatner,



Secretary / Treasurer

Capt. Paul Nielsen


Mailing Address

CAMM LA/LB Chapter

533 N. Marine Ave.

Wilmington, CA 90744-5527

The Council of American Master Mariners, Inc.