Hosted by Santa Barbara Historian Erin Graffy Sunday, September 14, 2014 – 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Join the Condor Express on a Sunday afternoon and learn about the intriguing waterfront and coastline landmarks that have contributed to Santa Barbara’s color and historical past. Erin Graffy, historian and author of numerous books on Santa Barbara history (including the coffee table book Santa Barbara Yacht Club: Our Waterfront History), will entertain and delight us with the fascinating history of our coast from Hope Ranch to Summerland.
As the Condor Express takes you on a comfortable and leisurely late afternoon cruise along our picturesque waterfront and historical landmarks, you will learn: Where is Santa Barbara’s Great White Way… and why does it look that way? When was Stearns Wharf built and how did it transform Santa Barbara? How did Santa Barbara become the center for Rum Runners during Prohibition!-and where did bootleggers land that liquor? Who was Hughette Clark–the mysterious heiress in the news who recently died at 104? Where is her waterfront estate, and what were her special connections with Santa Barbara?
Tickets $40 call Sea Landing 805-963-3564 includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a full-service no-host bar that will add to your cruise enjoyment. The Condor Express provides both style and comfort. The large, luxurious, teak-paneled walk-through cabin features smoked-glass windows and skylights. The Condor’s multi-hull design provides a smooth ride.
Author Erin Graffy, who has written and lectured extensively on Santa Barbara’s history, will give us an exclusive waterfront history tour as we travel along the coast from Hope Ranch to Summerland