Anubis Point, San Miguel Island. Although not an official place name, its origin dates back 110 years ago. On 20 July, 1908, the 382-foot German freighter SS Anubis with a crew of 65, was en route from San Francisco, California via Mazatlan, Mexico then onto Hamburg, Germany when it stranded on San Miguel Island in fog. The vessel was… ( More )
The Santa Cruz Island Foundation’s dedication ceremony of the monument now on our patio, honoring the twelve air men who died when their B-24 crashed on San Miguel Island during WWII. Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the crash.
Statement from the Board of Directors of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame on Lee Selisky – a Class of 2019 Inductee. In an extraordinary announcement, the Board of Directors for the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) has announced the first member of the 2019 induction class as Mr. Lee Selisky. Chairman of the Board of Directors, and… ( More )
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SBMM Board Member Cindy Makela has been inducted to the Specialty Food HOF https://www.specialtyfood.com/awards/hall-fame/2018-hall-fame-recipients/
Video shows some of the fun at our annual Kardboard Kayak Races. Sign up today!
We are very sad to announce the passing of commercial diving pioneer Bev Morgan. A former abalone diver, Bev was the world’s leading designer of commercial diving headgear and life-support equipment. In 1965 he partnered with Bob Kirby to form Kirby-Morgan Diving Systems (now called Kirby Morgan Diving Systems International), which to this day, is… ( More )
Jack Johnson delivering some Love Letters to the Sea at the U.N. Environment & NOAA’s 6th International Marine Debris Conference. Some of the letters were created at various Love Letters to the Sea events that the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum hosted were on display in the Art Gallery at 6IMDC. L to R: Jessica Scheeter, Sondra… ( More )
Santa Barbara Commercial Fishermen honored the memory of Bill Anderson today. A boatbuilder, Anderson built boats still used today for urchin diving, and built a boat designed by George Greenough. Dozens of locals gathered on the waters off of Leadbetter to honor him.
Dr. Phil Nuytten and his wife Mary visited SBMM with Marine Megatropolis photographer Bob Evans and Susanne Chess (Photo shows Bob, Susanne, Phil and Mary Left to Right). Phil Nuytten co-founded Oceaneering International with Lad Handelman. Oceaneering built the JIM Suit, and went on to become the largest underwater skill company in the world. Dr…. ( More )