Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speaker Series – TRAGEDY AT HONDA

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Channel Islands Maritime Museum

3900 Bluefin Circle

Oxnard, CA, 93035

To this day the “Tragedy at Honda” is considered the largest naval disaster during peace time in U.S. history. On September 8, 1923 seven U S Navy ships grounded in less than 5 minutes at Honda Point, California and were lost. Director of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Greg Gorga will discuss the events that led up to this tragedy, and the domino effect they had in causing the death of 23 brave U.S. Navy sailors, using dozens of photos taken in the days after the accident.

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is open daily 11-5 pm. Located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor at 3900 Bluefin Circle. The  permanent exhibits include a seascape gallery of rare and beautiful  maritime paintings dating back to the 1600’s and more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, interactive contemporary exhibits and a gift shop. Admission to the museum is $5 for non-members, $4 for seniors 62+, $2 for children 6-17, free for members and children under 6.

Info: cimmvc.org or 805.984.6260.

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