An American flag is pictured, harbor in the background

May 2021 Director’s Message

I am definitely ready for the summer!  It looks like it is going to be a great one.  As more people are getting vaccinated and new cases have sharply declined, the County is postured to go from the orange tier to the yellow tier in a couple of weeks.  We are hearing masks are not…

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Much Needed Repair Work Starts at Channel Islands Harbor Entrance

Aged jetties and the offshore breakwater at the Channel Islands Harbor entrance will receive much needed repairs in the coming months. The Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has funded a project to conduct repairs to two parallel entrance jetties and the protective offshore breakwater near the entrance of the Harbor.…

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Musicians play to a crowd at Concerts by the Sea

Channel Island Harbor’s Free Concerts by the Sea Summer Series Will Return

After being cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, planning is underway to bring back the Channel Islands Harbor’s free Concerts by the Sea Summer Concert Series. The concert series is hosted by the Channel Islands Harbor Foundation in coordination with the Ventura County Harbor Department. “As more vaccinations are being administered and the…

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Channel Islands Maritime Museum to Present Exhibition “The Art of the Sailor”

Beginning May 13, 2021, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum (CIMM) will be presenting its latest exhibition “Art of the Sailor” in its Brenda and Gary Farr Gallery. When sailors left their homes to voyage across the sea, oftentimes they faced dangerous and extreme working conditions, horribly cramped quarters, and a journey that could stretch months…

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A rowing team paddles in the harbor

April 2021 Director’s Message

As we head into the summer, my thoughts go back to last summer and what a mess it was because of the pandemic.  We struggled on almost a daily basis to determine whether we open the beaches, restrict them to active uses only, close them altogether, close the parking lots, etc.  In addition, we debated…

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Smiling people paddling kayaks in Channel Islands Harbor

March 2021 Director’s Message

It sure feels like summer is right around the corner, and there is significant positive news regarding COVID-19, so hopefully things will get more normal here on the waterfront.  I believe that life will never be the same, as thorough use of hand sanitizer, possible continued use of some mask wearing and some reasonable distancing…

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