Sailing the USS Constitution

Dunn School headmaster Michael Beck lectures on his experiences as a sailor and commander of the nation's oldest commissioned warship.

When: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., #190, Santa Barbara

Cost: Free - $5

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Lectures


Cost: Free (members), $5 (non-members)

Sailing adventures, sea mishaps and life as the commander of the USS Constitution are just some of the topics that will be discussed during Michael Beck’s talk titled “Sailing the USS Constitution.” Michael Beck is the current headmaster of Dunn School in Los Olivos and is one of those people who says yes to life. He was asked by an Admiral, “If you could, would you sail the USS Constitution?” His answer was yes. And so the adventure began. Michael Beck learned later that he was the only person who answered yes to that question. Perhaps the others interviewed thought it was a trick question since USS Constitution had not sailed under its own power since 1881. The United States Navy League honored Beck’s work in USS Constitution by making him the youngest recipient of the Arliegh Burke Leadership Award. Beck will speak about his experiences sailing the USS Constitution.

Phone: 805-962-8404

Event posted Jan. 20, 2012
Last updated Jan. 20, 2012


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