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West of the West: Tales from California’s Channel Islands on KCET

West of the West

West of the West: Tales from California’s Channel Islands will be showing on KCET Cox HD 1008 in SB

Monday, May 23 at 7:00 pm

Monday, May 30 at 7:00 pm

With repeats the following Saturdays at 7:00 pm

DVD’s of the entire 3-hour film available now at the SBMM Museum Store

Amazing Race


First Place couple on the Amazing Race in Santa Barbara Harbor

Cruise Ship in the Mist


The latest cruise ship to hit our shore was greeted by a Gray May Morning, but it looks like the sun will be kind and shine soon.

Lighthouse Keepers


SBMM ED Greg Gorga with Doug and Kathleen Williams of the Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers before his presentation to that group on how SBMM brought the Point Conception Lighthouse to SB.

Greg gets the Gavel


SBMM Executive Director Greg Gorga receiving the President’s gavel from outgoing Council of American Maritime Museum’s President Dave Pearson.

DVDs now available through SBMM

West of the West

DVD copies of West of the West: Tales from California’s Channel Islands are now for sale at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum store for $19.95!

If you purchased a ticket through SBMM to the film premiere in March, you will receive 2 DVD copies of the movie. Drop by the museum during normal business hours (10 AM to 5 PM every day except Wednesday) and a staff member will be more than happy to help you claim your DVDs.

Thank you for supporting SBMM

For a Good Cause


Walter from Partners In Education picking up the ten monitors and keyboards SBMM donated yesterday to be used by low-income families in Santa Barbara County. We will be donating our old computers to PIE next week.

Work at a desk with the BEST VIEW in SB!!


The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is seeking part-time Store Assistants for our Museum Gift Shop, located in the picturesque Harbor.

Founded in 2000, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is a non-profit Museum that houses a wide breadth of Santa Barbara’s rich maritime history. We are a small group of dedicated individuals looking to add another 1-2 people to our team.

This is a permanent entry level position, beginning immediately, with the opportunity to later expand to other departments such as events, education, and curatorial. Work would be 1-2 days a week, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, potentially any day of the week except Wednesday. Starting pay is $12.00/hr.

Ideally candidates will have some retail experience, but experience isn’t necessary. However, a willingness to learn is required, and an interest in museum or maritime studies is preferred.

Store Assistants will:

-Sell tickets to the Museum as well as gift shop merchandise.

-Take phone, email and in-person reservations for Museum events.

-Learn about the Museum and surrounding Harbor area to provide information to guests.

If you wish to apply please send a resume and your current availability to Lydia at Please feel free to contact me at via email or call (805) 456-8747 if you have any questions about the position!