Castillo Rd Closed

This project will result in a full closure of Castillo Street from US Highway 101 to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks for about two months.  The southbound on/off ramps to US Highway 101 at Castillo Street will also be closed for the duration of this project.  Motorists headed southbound may detour at the US Highway… ( More )

Historic Shipwreck Discovered off Point Conception

The USCG Cutter McCulloch. (Photo courtesy Mare Island Museum)

Many Thanks from San Diego

Dear Jennifer, On behalf of the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Pacific Heritage Tour crew I wanted to personally thank you for setting up a very successful volunteer program and would like to say how much I enjoyed working with your volunteers. Your volunteers were professional and made the ship visit a pleasant and safe… ( More )

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!”

Point Reyes Lighthouse

SBMM ED Greg Gorga enjoying a visit to Point Reyes Lighthouse and Life Boat Station during the Council of American Maritime Museums annual conference.  

SBMM receives check from ExxonMobil

During our new exhibit opening, The Geology of Oil in the Santa Barbara Channel & The Chumash Use of Asphaltum, Jing Wan, the California Operations Asset Manager at the Santa Ynez Unit for ExxonMobil, hands a check to Greg Gorga, our Executive Director. Also, in the photo are Board President, Gail Anikouchine and Board Member, Chuck Wilson.