Keeping the Flame Alight With the Last of the Lampists

Jim Woodward is a lampist. A what, you ask? A lampist’s main job is to keep the enormous, delicate glass lenses of lighthouse lights in tip-top shape so that ships at sea stay safe. But over the years, glass lenses have fallen out of vogue. Now, most of the notable lighthouse lenses in the United […]

Ship Straight Out Of 1500’s

It looks like a slice out of a history book: a nearly 100 foot long, 150 ton full scale replica of a Spanish galleon which is visting Santa Barbara County for the very first time. KCLU | NPR for the California coast

New Exhibit at SBMM interview in the Voice

Emily Waingrow Falke (Deputy Director, Curator and Education Director) was interviewed by Voice Magazine on her new exhibit — The Geology of Oil in the Santa Barbara Channel & The Chumash Use of Asphaltum.  You can read it here on page 7.

Secretary of Interior visits SBMM

SBMM Board Vice-President Don Barthelmess and SBMM Executive Director Greg Gorga welcomed United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum for a tour. Secretary Zinke stated: “A phenomenal, must see history of Santa Barbara!”