Next Port of Call – Santa Barbara!

Posted by Kinsey
On September 3, 2022

Mystic Whaler and CCOA education programs headed to SB in October

CCOA has a full calendar of events and education planned for the month of October in Santa Barbara. Keep your eyes peeled for Mystic Whaler’s two wooden masts and black, tan, and red hull as she arrives on October 6 and maneuvers through the harbor and Santa Barbara’s near-shore waters throughout the month. 

Educational Programming
While there and in partnership with Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM), CCOA is providing its enriching Trading in California living history program to Santa Barbara elementary school students. Students will be transported back in time to the days tall ships were critical to connecting California coastal communities in trade and the transfer of news and information. Through the immersive, hands-on program, young participants strengthen their academic comprehension of historical lessons, STEM principles, and life skills specific to communication, teamwork, and leadership.

Stearns Wharf Celebration
On Saturday, October 8, catch a glimpse of
Mystic Whaler as she celebrates Stearns Wharf’s 150th anniversary with ship-gun salutes offshore of the Wharf at 11:00 am, 11:30 am, and 12:00 pm.

Then in the afternoon at 4:30, enjoy a special presentation by Opera Santa Barbara of scenes from The Pirates of Penzance, viewed from the City Pier on the deck of Mystic Whaler– a toast to the SBMM and CCOA’s partnership’s bright future.

SBMM Lecture Series
On Thursday, October 20, CCOA’s Captain and Executive Director Christine Healy, and Director of Development and Programming Michael Sheehy will share the story of the tall ship
Mystic Whaler, her voyage from Connecticut to California, and CCOA’s commitment to transformative and equitable education as part of SBMM’s Lecture Series.

More details to follow on these and other exciting events while Mystic Whaler and CCOA are welcomed to Santa Barbara for the month of October. Join our mailing list to stay informed!


Photo of Stearns Wharf credit: Stearns Wharf Merchants Association
Featured image of Stearns Wharf credit: Visit Santa Barbara


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