Articles From : SB Maritime

  • Spirit of Dana Point Tall Ship Dockside Tour & Public Sail
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    Spirit of Dana Point Tall Ship Dockside Tour & Public Sail

    Spirit of Dana Point Tall Ship Dockside Tours 11:00 am – 2:00 pm ● FREE to the Public
    Spirit of Dana Point Tall Ship Public Sail from 3:00—5:00pm ● Check-in at 2:30 pm
    $50 Adults • $25 Youth (12 and under) Space is limited ● Please reserve in advance
    Reservations: sbmm.org or call (805) 456-8747

  • Wine & Seafood Pairing during the Harbor and Seafood Festival
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    Wine & Seafood Pairing during the Harbor and Seafood Festival

    Where: SBMM Patio, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara
    When: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 12 noon – 3pm
    Cost: $30 Advanced Tickets & SBMM Members
    $40 Day-of Ticket Sales
    Purchase: www.sbmm.org or (805) 456-8747

    Sponsored by Pacific Premier Bank

  • The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Film Screening
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    The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Film Screening

    The story of the young woman who was left behind on San Nicolas Island and lived alone there for 18 years—Juana Maria, as the Santa Barbara padres named her—is familiar to many in Santa Barbara and especially to children everywhere who have read The Island of the Blue Dolphins. Paul Goldsmith brings the story of her ordeal and years on the island to life in the film, The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island, which will be shown at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7pm.

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    The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Film Screening

    The story of the young woman who was left behind on San Nicolas Island and lived alone there for 18 years—Juana Maria, as the Santa Barbara padres named her—is familiar to many in Santa Barbara and especially to children everywhere who have read The Island of the Blue Dolphins. Paul Goldsmith brings the story of her ordeal and years on the island to life in the film, The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island, which will be shown at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7pm.

  • Unmanned Tech for Ocean Protection: Lecture by CDR Matthew Pickett, NOAA (Ret) and President, Oceans Unmanned
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    Unmanned Tech for Ocean Protection: Lecture by CDR Matthew Pickett, NOAA (Ret) and President, Oceans Unmanned

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “our oceans are filled with items that do not belong there, [such as] consumer plastics, metals, rubber, paper, textiles…and other lost or discarded items…making marine debris one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the world’s oceans and waterways.” Oceans Unmanned is developing new techniques to survey for marine debris along rugged coastlines and remote beaches using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) —more commonly called drones—and immersive visualization software for greater effectiveness and safety.

  • Sustainable Seafood Teen Cook-off Reception, Competition, and Q&A with the chefs
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    Sustainable Seafood Teen Cook-off Reception, Competition, and Q&A with the chefs

    You’ve watched them on television, now see them in person as they compete at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum! In recognition of the growing interest in sustainable seafood, cooking shows and competitions, as well as the emphasis on skills-based programs for teens, SBMM has invited two teen chefs to compete in a locally sourced seafood cook-off in front of a live audience. Both chefs are 14 and have competed on Top Chef Junior. They both started cooking at a young age and were influenced by their extended families, heritage, and travels.

  • Sea Glass PopUp! Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival Preview
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    Sea Glass PopUp! Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival Preview

    Join us for a small taste of what September’s Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival is like for a fun day of beautiful sea glass collections, information about the Festival, a new sea glass educational display in the Museum, and some lovely sea glass and ocean arts for sale. Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) and the Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival

  • Mermaids & Buccaneers: A day of family fun at the Harbor
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    Mermaids & Buccaneers: A day of family fun at the Harbor

    Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
    When: Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00am-3:00 pm
    Cost: Free to SBMM and Sea Center Members ⬧ Regular admission prices for all others
    Sponsors: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and Lil Toot

  • Tribes on the Edge: Film Screening followed by Q&A with Céline Cousteau
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    Tribes on the Edge: Film Screening followed by Q&A with Céline Cousteau

    Tribes on the Edge, an independent documentary directed and produced by Céline Cousteau, explores the timely topics of land threats, health crises, and human rights issues of the indigenous peoples of the Vale do Javari in the Brazilian Amazon, expanding the view to how this narrative is relevant to our own lives. This is a story that invokes the critical importance of respect and care – for land, culture, and humanity. Our survival may depend on it.

  • Rum Raiser
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    Rum Raiser

    In celebration of SBMM’s Rum Running, Sailors & Prohibition exhibit, the Maritime Museum is excited to announce a special “Rum-Raiser” on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

    Rum-Raiser will feature rum drinks and tastings by Real McCoy Rum, Black Bart Navy Rum, and Goleta Red Distilling Company on SBMM’s scenic harbor-front patio. Food tastings will feature Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, Spices N Rice and more. Beer and wine will also be available.

  • A WORLD OF BLUE Creating a More Ocean Literate Society through Marine Education:  Lecture by Holly S. Lohuis
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    A WORLD OF BLUE Creating a More Ocean Literate Society through Marine Education: Lecture by Holly S. Lohuis

    Marine Biologist, Educator and Naturalist Holly S. Lohuis will share stories and images from around the world on why it is critical we understand both the ocean’s influence on us and our influence on the ocean. In her presentation, Holly will discuss tangible solutions to the solvable problems threatening the health of our water planet. Her inspirational talk will remind us that small actions can lead to big changes and that we need to be the motivating force to strive for more ocean education, both locally and around the world.

  • IMAGES OF OUR MARITIME COMMUNITY: SCAPE Art Show and Sale to Benefit the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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    IMAGES OF OUR MARITIME COMMUNITY: SCAPE Art Show and Sale to Benefit the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

    The Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE) and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) are cohosting Images of Our Maritime Community, an exhibit and sale of fine art on Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 & 25. This event will feature the work of more than 150 artists and their views of our ocean, coastal vistas and Santa Barbara’s maritime life and benefit SBMM. Artwork may be viewed and purchased online at sbmm.org/public-events/scape beginning July 1, 2019. Additional artwork will be available at the show.

  • Diving the Island of Stone Money: The pristine reefs and fascinating history of Yap: Lecture by Steven Trainoff, Ph.D.
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    Diving the Island of Stone Money: The pristine reefs and fascinating history of Yap: Lecture by Steven Trainoff, Ph.D.

    Yap is a member of the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, a state within the Federated States of Micronesia. It is also known as the Island of Stone Money due to its curious history of using giant stone coins as the medium of trade. It has a rich cultural and maritime history and is surrounded by healthy, vibrant reefs. We invite you to come hear a little about this fascinating place and the rare and beautiful sea creatures that call it home.

  • SBMM’s Annual Kardboard Kayak Race: A Family Fun Event!
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    SBMM’s Annual Kardboard Kayak Race: A Family Fun Event!

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is excited about hosting the 17th annual Kardboard Kayak Race Team Challenge, in conjunction with Semana Nautica.

  • UMIJOO: Book Reading & Signing with Author Casson Trenor
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    UMIJOO: Book Reading & Signing with Author Casson Trenor

    Umijoo, a newly released children’s book, written by Casson Trenor and beautifully illustrated by Caia Koopman, is about ocean conservation. A 72-page fully hand-painted story, Umijoo is about a curious girl who, with the help of a little magic, journeys deep underwater and learns about love, responsibility, and balance from her undersea adventures. It targets ages 8-11, but the art and themes are designed to enchant readers of all ages.

  • WORLD OCEANS DAY
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    WORLD OCEANS DAY

    Celebrate World Oceans Day with hands-on family activities; create Love Letters to the Sea postcards acting as a voice for the ocean; visit an interactive display of puppet characters’ to make self-created videos for social media answering questions like ‘how do you ignite people to care about protecting the ocean’; enjoy other fun activities with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, Heal the Ocean, and bureo (Jenga® Ocean™ the first board game made from recycled fishing nets), and speak with an expert from the Channel Islands National Park.

  • Recovery and Demise of Marine Protected Areas in the Channel Islands: Lecture by Dirk Rosen
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    Recovery and Demise of Marine Protected Areas in the Channel Islands: Lecture by Dirk Rosen

    Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands pioneered the implementation of networked Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in 2003. This bold California conservation mandate eventually resulted in creation of the 124 networked reserves we have statewide today, the largest such network. Marine Applied Research & Exploration (MARE), a non-profit, was formed to fill the knowledge gap in deep-sea ecosystems through deployment of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

  • The Adventure of a Lifetime: Exploring the Deep Sea Aboard the E/V Nautilus Lecture by Melissa Baffa
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    The Adventure of a Lifetime: Exploring the Deep Sea Aboard the E/V Nautilus Lecture by Melissa Baffa

    Despite their vast importance throughout human history, only about 5% of the world’s oceans have been studied in great detail. Join Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Development Officer Melissa Baffa as she shares stories of her adventures serving as a Lead Science Communication Fellow with the Ocean Exploration Trust, exploring the deep sea alongside pioneering ocean explorer Dr. Robert Ballard. In 2015 she accompanied Dr. Ballard to the Galapagos Rift Zone during his first trip back to the hydrothermal vents he discovered in 1977.

  • Rum Running, Sailors & Prohibition  Exhibit Opening & Reception
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    Rum Running, Sailors & Prohibition Exhibit Opening & Reception

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibit, Rum Running, Sailors & Prohibition. Many of the exhibited items are on loan from the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Additional artifacts and material highlight local rum running in Santa Barbara, one of the busiest places in California during Prohibition. The exhibit tells the story of rum, the part it played in the rich history of sea-going men and its connection to Santa Barbara.

  • Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana A presentation by Robin Lloyd
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    Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana A presentation by Robin Lloyd

    Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana is an historical suspense novel set in Cuba at the height of the Civil War. Havana, one of the most important foreign ports for the Confederacy, was then alive with blockade runners, spies and slave traders. The protagonist is a deeply conflicted young man who was kicked out of the Naval Academy in the middle of the Civil War and who goes to Cuba to find a way forward.

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