New Photo Exhibit is a Big Hit
The crowd enjoyed seeing the talent of our two local artists displayed on the walls. All proceeds from the art sales benefit SBMM’s educational programs for children. If you missed the opening, please come soon to see the art and our beautiful museum. Here is a sampling of what you missed. Video by Ken Baxter
We Are the Place to Visit
Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation has awarded the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum their George and Vivian Obern Award for our preservation and restoration efforts towards the Waterfront Building we occupy.
A Word from the Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter BLACKFIN interacts with the Santa Barbara maritime community on a daily basis. It is our goal to educate the boating public in proper safety procedures when operating on the water.
The Santa Barbara and Channel Islands area offer excellent boating and fishing opportunities. However, there are also many dangers to boaters due to hazardous weather conditions that can build without warning. Prudent voyage planning and properly maintained safety equipment by recreational boaters significantly reduce the amount of Search and Rescue cases and casualties experienced at sea.
Prior to making any trip, ensure all your safety gear including life jackets, flares, and fire extinguishers are up to date and in good working condition. Leaving a float plan with a friend or relative on shore is another excellent practice. Also, it is highly encouraged that you bring a working VHF radio, cell phone and/or satellite phone in order to contact the Coast Guard in case of distress.
For any questions on boating safety regulations, contact the local Coast Guard office at (805) 966-3093.
LT David Zwirblis
Commanding Officer USCGC BLACKFIN