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.
As a boy, Captain Doug loved to spend time with his grandfather on his boats, and by the age of 12, he was given his first opportunity to crew on a sea burial. From that day on he had a passion to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and eventually continued the family legacy of Prince Charters.
Captain Doug has been sailing for more than 30 years and holds a United States Coast Guard Captain, 100 Ton Master Mariner License and is CPR and First Aid Certified.