La Favorita Lecture
The S.B Maritime Museum presents a lecture on the Spanish Period from 1769-1821.
When: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:15 p.m.
Where: S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., #190, Santa Barbara
Cost: Free - $5
Age limit: Not available
Spanish California was lonely and isolated from the rest of the world. To protect its claim on Alta California (or present-day California), the Spanish government built presidios (military posts), missions (church communities), and pueblos (towns) along the coast. These settlements were highly dependent on outside goods. Both the Santa Barbara Presidio (1782) and Mission (1786) received supplies from official government ships that came from the Spanish Naval Department at San Blas, Mexico. La Favorita was one of those ships bringing food, tools, weapons, clothing, cooking utensils, furniture, and ceramics.
Alan Kemp will provide an overview of supplying California with a focus on the early seaborne encounters between the Chumash and Spanish in the Santa Barbara Channel. Particular attention will be paid to La Favorita, and Jerry Blair's model of her on exhibit at the museum.
Event posted April 24, 2013
Last updated April 24, 2013