One hundred seventy-five years ago tonight the Medford brig Pilgrim–immortalized by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., near midnight under a moon just past full, caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico. She was bound for New Orleans from Thomaston, Maine with a cargo of lime.
SBMM ED Greg Gorga receives certificate from Michelle
Profant after presenting on our local maritime history at the Santa
Barbara North Optimists Club.
Greg Gorga and Wilson Quarré during interview on the Steve Forsell Radio Show.
SBMM ED Greg Gorga with Cynder Sinclair on TV-SB’s Nonprofit Kinect.
The movable Vietnam Memorial wall will be coming to Santa Barbara and will be at 300 E. Cabrillo Blvd. from October 12-17th. Please come down to say hello to the “guardians of the wall” and view this special homage to the fallen men and women from the Vietnam War.
This photo makes me feel like I am witnessing history that happened almost 500 years ago. Spooky!
This is the replica of Cabrillo’s ship San Salvador, built by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, visiting the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. SBMM will be bringing this ship to Santa Barbara in Spring 2017.
We wish to thank Lis for organizing the event and all of the staff who contributed to our first Family Night at SBMM. It was a fun night for all.
7 p.m. at Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. Social time 6:30 p.m. Greg Gorga, director of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, discusses “Tragedy at Honda,” the largest U.S. naval disaster in peacetime. Admission: $5 nonmembers, $4 seniors 62-plus, $2 children ages 6 to 17, and free for members and kids under 6. Phone: 805.984.6260. Web: cimmvc.org.
The state’s largest annual volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup Day is in its 32nd year! On the third Saturday of each September, tens of thousands of Californians gather along more than 2,000 miles of coastal and inland shoreline to clean and protect the environment – together. If you haven’t found your site yet please visit CoastalCleanupDay.Org.