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.
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 of Ocean Futures Society & Jack Johnson Musician/Environmentalist.
lost art of love letters
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 VII – Warren (age 13)
The Team That Shall Not Be Named – Elise
Team Yami – Sean
Corrugator – Blake
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 101 off ramps at West Carrillo Street or Garden Street. Local traffic near Castillo Street will detour onto State Street or Garden Street.
The USCG Cutter McCulloch.
(Photo courtesy Mare Island Museum)
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 experience for all who crossed over the gangway to San Salvador. All days were executed very nicely from the visitor’s experience, but Sunday was particularity demanding, and through it all the volunteers were a pleasure to meet and fantastic to work with the whole time. The Pacific Heritage Tour is very demanding yet it cannot happen without volunteer support. Having a solid group of volunteers like yours is what makes the experience so rewarding for many of us. Please extend a heart filled thank you to all who volunteered their time for the Santa Barbara San Salvador visit.
Maritime Museum of San Diego
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 States are beset with plastic LED lights. But Woodward, one of the country’s last lampists, soldiers on. We joined him at Point Reyes National Seashore, where one of the great glass lenses is still in place, lighting the way for sailors at sea.
This Great Big Story was inspired by Genesis Video
It looks like a slice out of a history book: a nearly 100 foot long, 150 ton full scale replica of a Spanish galleon which is visting Santa Barbara County for the very first time.
Emily Waingrow Falke (Deputy Director, Curator and Education Director) was interviewed by Voice Magazine on her new exhibit — The Geology of Oil in the Santa Barbara Channel & The Chumash Use of Asphaltum.
You can read it here on page 7.