Friday SBMM hosted the annual conference for the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and on Saturday we hosted the 25th Anniversary conference for the Historical Diving Society (HDS). In the photo is HDS Co-Founder and SBMM Founding Board Member Leslie Leaney with Zale Parry, holder of diving records and former star of “Kingdom of the Sea” and… Read More
Frances Morehart and family aboard the Ranger for her 100-year Birthday Celebration. Before SBMM opened its doors, Jack (now deceased) and Frances Morehart donated the Ranger to SBMM. Ranger is now the Museum’s Flagship, and is the oldest vessel in the Santa Barbara Harbor!
This is the Ranger Restoration Crew celebrating the Ranger’s 100-year Birthday. 21 volunteers put in more than 600 hours to help restore this historic vessel.
SBMM Staff Members holding mini Nothing Bundt Cakes and wishing Jean Schuyler a Happy Birthday.
The Charity Regatta, which is part of a national movement, will be a day of boat racing, entertainment and fun. In addition to the regatta race, this year there will be free family friendly exhibitions from the Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
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Attendees are provided inspiration & supplies to create handmade Love Letters to the Sea. The letters empower participants to act as a voice for the ocean, creating political change and ocean protection. The heartfelt letters & handmade envelopes, decorated with marine creatures, will be delivered to world dignitaries & global decision makers by Jean-Michel Cousteau… Read More
Family Fun (Heat 1) 1st – Orange Crush VI – Simon (age 9) 2nd – Orange Crush V – Milo (age 9) 3rd – Old Time Divers – Sky (age 6) Family Fun (Heat 2) 1st – Amazonians – Tom (age 11) 2nd – No Guarantees – Tanner (age 11) 3rd – Will it Float… Read More
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… Read More
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/
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… Read More
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… Read More