We will meet for dinner at 4 pm at one of the outdoor seafood markets next to Berth 78. At 5:30 we will walk over to Berth 78 for a 6 pm boarding and sail aboard one of their two classic tall ships for a cruise along the coast line and the 9pm Long Beach fireworks display. We return to Berth 78 about 11 pm.
Please do not RSVP until you have purchased your tickets and answer the questions as to purchase and if you will be joining us for dinner.
Celebrate July 4th with Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) and their tall ship extravaganza. Their two classic tall ships will take us sailing for a great experience on the water!
From 6 pm to 11 pm we will cruise up and down the coastline and view the fireworks which start 9 PM.
While I am not including this as part of our event, LAMI also offers a sail aboard Cannon Battle from 2 - 5 p.m.
This is a family-friendly event. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Children must weigh at least 70 lbs.
Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson
Designated the "Official Tall Ships and Maritime Ambassadors of the City of Los Angeles" at their launch in 2002, these 90-foot wooden vessels are charged with giving tens of thousands of young people the opportunity to experience self-discovery, life changing adventure and education found only on a tall ship at sea.
Built to last 100 years, the state-of-the-art brigantine design is based on TopSail founder Jim Gladson's decades of experience with adolescent education and youth sail training programs, years of valuable experience gained from the Institute's first vessel, Swift of Ipswich, and discussions with sail training experts throughout the world.
Purpose-built by the Institute to meet or exceed all U.S. Coast Guard requirements, the brigantines are named in honor of the late Captain Irving and Electa "Exy" Johnson, character-building sail training pioneers and seven-time circumnavigators with youth crew aboard their sailing vessel YANKEE
Tickets are $30 to $50 at:
NOTE: LAMI IS GOING TO BE USING TWO (2) SHIPS. ON JUNE 28 I PROVIDED LAMI A LIST OF ALL IN OUR GROUP SO THAT THEY WILL PUT US ON ONE SHIP.
IF YOU SIGN UP AND PURCHASE YOUR TICKET AFTER JUNE 28 YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT LAMI @ [masked] and ask that they include you with "JOHN BOLIN'S GROUP". IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS YOU MAY NOT BE ON THE SAME SHIP WITH THE GROUP.
Free lot parking.
The San Pedro Fish Markets are order from the counter fresh seafood restaurants which serve both fried and grilled food.
We will choose one of the smaller and less crowded restaurants.