Two Santa Barbara Harbor legends, Bob Kirby (left) and Mike McCorkle, in front of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

Back in Business


After a hard 17 day renovation, we will be open to the public Monday morning, December 7th at 10am. The Museum has never looked better, but there is one more thing to be done and that is installing our new Children’s Gallery – starting on Monday and finishing up by the end of the week.

Shopping for the Holidays


When was the last time you were at the Harbor. Great places to have lunch and the Museum Store is a place to find that perfect gift.

Spirit at the Seafood Festival


Spirit of Dana Point docking to make ready of a day of tours during the Harbor and Seafood Festival and then heading out for a 2 hour sail before sunset.

Spirit of Dana Point


The Spirit of Dana Point is back in our waters to teach some lucky 4th and 5th graders what it is like to have lived and worked on a tall ship in the 1830s. First they get a tour of the Maritime Museum by our docents before they are mustered and marched to the ship by the First Mate. Then they learn how to work the ship, cook meals and take turns standing watch throughout the night. In the morning, they leave the shipwith a stronger self-esteem. We are proud to be able to give these kids a day they will never forget.



SBMM’s Executive Director Greg Gorga helping Mermaid Ocean Levine bring in a Marlin

New SBMM Board Secretary

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Wilson Quarré has been named Board Secretary of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Wilson also serves as the Navigators Circle Committee Chair and Marketing Committee Chair.

Wilson is a sixth generation Californian who has lived in the Santa Barbara area for more than thirty-five years. He has BA and MBA degrees from Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business. Wilson was President of Avoco International and President/CEO of A I C International Marketing Corporation. Wilson has been representing clients in Real Estate for over a decade with Sotheby’s International Realty, Upper Village Office.

Wilson has previously been a Trustee of Knowlwood Tennis Club and Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

Wilson has two children (Amy and Thomas) and lives with his wife Peggy Wiley in their Riviera home along with dog, “Dutcher” (Bouvier), chickens and bees.

New SBMM Board Vice President


Don Barthelmess has been named Board Vice President of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. He also serves as Chair of the Museum’s Facility Committee. Don is a Professor of Marine Technology at Santa Barbara City College, where he has worked for twenty seven years training professional commercial divers. Prior to that, he worked as a deep submersible pilot and diver for International Underwater Contractors, Inc. and served as Manager of their Pacific division in Ventura.

He and his wife Carol Kallman live on the Mesa.