— The Council of American Master Mariners, Inc. —
Capt. David Boatner,
|Secretary / Treasurer|
Capt. Paul Nielsen
CAMM LA/LB Chapter|
533 N. Marine Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744-5527
Page last updated on Sun, Mar 03, 2013
The Los Angeles / Long Beach Chapter meets the second Tuesday of every month except August. 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
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.