Over the last two centuries, some 300 ships have met their fate among the rocks and reefs of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands. Stately four-masted steamships ferrying gold and lumber, nimble rumrunners dodging the Coast… Read More
SBMM is very proud to announce that Don Barthelmess—President of the Museum’s Board of Directors and Santa Barbara City College’s Marine Diving Technology Professor Emeritus—has been elected by the Academy of Underwater Arts & Science… Read More
Nature Prints Demonstration by Dwight Hwang with Commentary by Emily Miller Where: SBMM, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara When: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:00-8:30 pm Doors open to SBMM Members at 6:15pm and to Non-members… Read More
The History of the Point Conception Lighthouse Reading and Discussion with local author, Willard Thompson Where: SBMM 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara When: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1:00pm Free and Open to the Public…. Read More
On January 9th, SBMM renamed its Collections Facility, the Kieding Collections Chandlery, in honor of one of its founders. Robert Kieding was the long-time owner of the Santa Barbara Chandlery (now West Marine) and one… Read More
Dave Denniston: A Celebration of Life Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara When: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 4:30-6:00 pm All welcome It is with heavy hearts that the Board of Directors,… Read More
Greg Gorga, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and Don Barthelmess, President of the Board of Directors, recently took a 5 day trip to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to cage dive with the… Read More
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Maritime Museum Exhibit and Fundraiser Celebrate Bootlegging Legends
Hi Lis- (SBMM Education Director) A huge thank you to you and your team for coming to Girl Scout Day Camp! The girls had a wonderful time today. I love that you brought a program… Read More
National Geographic Channel’s “Drain the Oceans,” aired a new episode on July 1st titled “Buried Secrets of the Gold Rush.” The episode featured the CINMS shipwreck Winfield Scott, a side wheel passenger steamer that wrecked… Read More
Our David T. Nidever Sea Mew is headed to Harbor Marineworks to be repainted and cleaned up.