July 2022 Director’s Message

An American flag is pictured, harbor in the background

The Fourth of July is almost here, and we are looking forward to seeing lots of visitors at the Channel Islands Harbor. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate our great nation with family and friends on the waterfront. While there will not be a fireworks show at the Harbor this year, there will be plenty…

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Maritime Museum Invites Public to Blessing Ceremony for New Wall Mural

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum (CIMM) is inviting the public to join it for a special blessing ceremony in honor of a soon-to-be-created mural at the Museum. Chumash Elder Alan Salazar will be conducting a traditional Chumash blessing ceremony at the mural site. Museum friends and the public are invited to join in the ceremony.…

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Harbor Department Issues Request for Proposals for Fisherman’s Wharf

View from the water of the lighthouse, breakwater and crane dock

The Ventura County Harbor Department has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop the Fisherman’s Wharf parcel at the Channel Islands Harbor. Harbor Department Director Michael Tripp said the redevelopment of the Fisherman’s Wharf property is long overdue. “This property is dilapidated and doesn’t meet the standard the Harbor Department is trying to deliver…

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South Silver Strand Beach Parking Lot Reopened After Longtime Closure

A driveway and parking lot providing better access to La Janelle Beach Park and south Silver Strand Beach has reopened after being closed for nearly five years. Ventura County Harbor Department Director Michael Tripp said the driveway off Ocean Drive to the parking lot was closed to vehicle access in August 2017 after an increased…

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