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Channel Islands Harbor – Facebook in Review 2021

‘Tis the season to reflect on the past year at the Channel Islands Harbor. As you know, we strive to provide you information on Harbor businesses, news, learning opportunities, and our beautiful scenery. Many of you capture pictures and videos and allow us to repost your experiences (THANK YOU!). Based on your engagement (likes/comments/shares/clicks), we’ve…

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Sunset view of Channel Islands Harbor, slight chop on the water

January 2022 Director’s Message

Each new year offers an exciting opportunity for a fresh start and new beginnings, which is probably why many of us are looking forward to 2022 so much. At the Channel Islands Harbor, there’s a lot to look forward to and plenty of things about 2021 to be thankful for. Looking back on 2021, many…

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Central Coast Will Be Home to New England Tall Ship

A tall ship that has been berthed on the New England coast for the past 54 years is now on its way to California and will call the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard its new home. The ship will serve as a visitor attraction and teaching platform for thousands of youth in Ventura and Santa…

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Demolition of Vacant Casa Sirena Hotel To Start

Demolition of the vacant Casa Sirena Hotel at the Channel Islands Harbor will begin next week, the Ventura County Harbor Department announced today. Harbor Department Director Michael Tripp said that preparation for the demolition – removing hazards, communicating with nearby Harbor residents, connecting homeless individuals with services, and other mitigation measures – has been underway…

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Brightly light and playfully themed boats on Parade in the harbor

55th Annual Parade of Lights Winners Announced

Forty nine vessels took to the water at the 55th Annual Parade of Lights but only one took home the Sweepstakes prize, an award that goes to the entry with the highest overall score at the parade. This year’s theme was Jingle Jungle and the winning vessel, entered by the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, didn’t…

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A boat draped in purple and white Christmas lights cruises the harbor at the Oxnard Parade of Lights

Where to Watch the 55th Annual Parade of Lights

Residents and visitors who plan to attend the Harbor’s 55th Annual Parade of Lights on December 11, 2021 have a variety of indoor, outdoor, and on-the-water options to catch a glimpse of this magical event. This year’s parade theme is “Jingle Jungle” and viewers will be dazzled by the sights and sounds the procession, which…

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