Signs On, Stearns Wharf In Santa Barbara A California Coastal City

Coastal Treasures
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A sign on one of the stores on the wharf read, "Coastal Treasures," and another read, "Jewelry upstairs." At the top of the stairs was a shark head holding a sign in its mouth.


Signs   •  On Stearns Wharf external link   •  In Santa Barbara external link California   •  A Coastal City   •  34° 24' 35.75" N, 119° 41' 8.34" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:43:45 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 4 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0488
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Char West
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A sign on the side of a red clapboard building read, "Char West, Fish&Chips, Open, Peets Coffee."


Signs   •  On Stearns Wharf external link   •  In Santa Barbara external link California   •  A Coastal City   •  34° 24' 35.02" N, 119° 41' 7.34" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:44:13 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 4 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0492
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Madame Rosinka Palm Reader
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A sign outside stained glass windows read, "Madame Rosinka Palm Reader, Past Present Future Told."


Signs   •  On Stearns Wharf external link   •  In Santa Barbara external link California   •  A Coastal City   •  34° 24' 34.61" N, 119° 41' 7.22" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:44:33 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 4 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0493
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No Diving
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A fire burned down much of the wharf in 1973. After it was rebuilt the old pilings were never removed. As a consequence it is dangerous to dive off the wharf because of invisible pilings below the water's surface.


Signs   •  On Stearns Wharf external link   •  In Santa Barbara external link California   •  A Coastal City   •  34° 24' 33.79" N, 119° 41' 6.29" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:45:06 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 4 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0494
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Rock Crab Dinner
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A meal advertised on a blackboard:

Santa Barbara Rock Crab Dinner
$24.99
Served with choice of potato and vegetables.


Signs   •  On Stearns Wharf external link   •  In Santa Barbara external link California   •  A Coastal City   •  34° 24' 32.08" N, 119° 41' 7.19" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:46:09 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 4 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0496
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Building a Future
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Another sign described some of the history of the wharf.

Building a Future. Pacific Coast Steamship Company's steamer "Mexico" disembarks passengers amid cargo from three-masted lumber barkentine.


Signs   •  On Stearns Wharf external link   •  In Santa Barbara external link California   •  A Coastal City   •  34° 24' 32.40" N, 119° 41' 5.73" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:47:11 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 4 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0499
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Bronze Plaque
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A bronze plaque was one of several that described ships and people from the wharf's past.


Signs   •  On Stearns Wharf external link   •  In Santa Barbara external link California   •  A Coastal City   •  34° 24' 40.30" N, 119° 41' 15.34" W   •  (Date Photographed: 11:48:28 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 4 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0513
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Compass points
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A drawing on the wood floor of the wharf showed the directions of the compass. Note that the wharf ran due south off shore.


Signs   •  On Stearns Wharf external link   •  In Santa Barbara external link California   •  A Coastal City   •  34° 24' 40.30" N, 119° 41' 15.34" W   •  (Date Photographed: 11:54:24 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 4 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0521
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Do Not Feed Birds
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A gull stood on a log waiting for food. Sadly it was perched directly above a sign that read, "Please do not Feed The Birds."


Signs   •  On Stearns Wharf external link   •  In Santa Barbara external link California   •  A Coastal City   •  34° 24' 40.30" N, 119° 41' 15.34" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:01:26 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 4 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0524
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First Bear Flag
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A display of flags showed a history of the California state flag. Here was the first Bear Flag, just preceding entry to the Union. It was called, "Sonoma's Rebel Flag."


Signs   •  On Stearns Wharf external link   •  In Santa Barbara external link California   •  A Coastal City   •  34° 24' 40.30" N, 119° 41' 15.34" W   •  (Date Photographed: 12:36:36 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Friday 4 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0546
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