Legendary Locals of California Channel Islands

Marla Daily will share her new book

When: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 7 p.m.

Where: S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., #190, Santa Barbara

Cost: Free - $10

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Lectures


Cultural anthropologist and author Marla Daily shares the little-known facts and anecdotes behind photographs featured in her latest book, The California Channel Islands (Images of America). Daily has researched the islands for almost 40 years. Every day, thousands of Southern California residents see the California Channel Islands on the horizon, yet few can name all eight islands. Santa Catalina Island, third largest, is by far the best known. It is the only island with a city, Avalon, where dozens of hotels, shops, and restaurants await visitors year-round. Three of the islands are owned by the U.S. Navy: San Clemente, San Nicolas, and San Miguel. San Clemente and San Nicolas Islands are used for military training, naval weapons development, and missile testing; thus access is restricted. Five islands fall within the boundaries of Channel Islands National Park: San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara Islands. Close to the mainland and yet worlds apart, scenic day trips and primitive camping opportunities are available on all five park islands. With neither stores nor modern conveniences, a trip to Channel Islands National Park is a step back in time.

Marla Daily has spent her career researching the histories of all eight islands. For over 25 years she has served as president of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation, a nonprofit organization that collects, protects and preserves the cultural histories of Santa Cruz and the other seven islands. The California Historical Society bestowed upon Daily its Distinguished Service Award for her extraordinary service and dedicated efforts in preserving Channel Islands history. The majority of island images to be presented are from the archives of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation.

Phone: 805-962-8404

Event posted Sept. 25, 2013
Last updated Oct. 14, 2013


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