About Prince Charters

The Story

History of Sea Burials / Ash Scatterings Aboard Prince Charters Serving los angeles & orange county

Prince Charters was originally founded in 1965 by Captain Doug’s grandfather, Dr. Gilbert Prince. It all began with a love for the sea, and a priest who found a way to use that love to create a very special ministry to the bereaved.

The Rev. Gilbert Prince, then rector of St. James, South Pasadena, led a group of clergymen in persuading California’s legislators to change the state law so that ashes of a deceased person could be scattered at sea.

Captain Doug continued his grandfather’s legacy serving Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Newport Beach and the many surrounding communities with ash scattering memorial services.