Historic Shipwreck Discovered off Point Conception

The USCG Cutter McCulloch. (Photo courtesy Mare Island Museum) http://www.ksby.com/story/35656604/historic-shipwreck-discovered-off-point-conception https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1a1f630 http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/shipwrecks/mcculloch/

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.

Teach Channel Islands

A new Educational Resource website “TeachChannelIslands” for the documentary film series “West of the West: Tales from California’s Channel Islands is now online. The filmmakers are grateful to the experts, teachers, and generous funders who have made this Educational Website possible and free to all teachers and educational institutions.