Boats & Ships

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Boats and Ships

We own a large portfolio of negatives and slides of Boats and Ships, Vintage Photographs of Santa Barbara, CA Maritime Vessels, late 19th Century to early 20th Century, Yachts, Fishing Boats, Military Ships. Please look through our galleries and let us know if you would like to purchase any prints. Prints can be reproduced in a variety of custom sizes and mediums. Feel free to contact us with any questions or requests.

Tom Schmidt, phone: 805-563-1267
or email: info@santabarbaravintagephotography.com.

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The Santa Barbara Channel

The Santa Barbara Channel is nationally recognized as an incredibly diverse and biologically sensitive ecosystem. The Channel extends from Point Conception to Point Mugu, and is located in the Southern California Bight – an open embayment of the Pacific Ocean bound on the north by Point Conception and on the south by Cape Colnett in Baja California. The Bight extends offshore to the California current, a broad, southerly flowing current along the California coast. The four northern Channel Islands – San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz and Anacapa – border the Channel on the South. In 1980, Congress designated waters around the Northern Channel Islands as the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

You can learn more about the history of boating in our area at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.