1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill

64th Annual Meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG), UC Santa Barbara
Material and references for Presidential Plenary Presentation by
Keith C. Clarke given Friday Sept. 14, 2001.

Telephone Address by The Honorable Walter J. Hickel, "The Santa Barbara Oil Spill".

Clarke, K. and Hemphill, J. 2001. The Santa Barbara Oil Spill: A Retrospective. In: Proceedings 64th Annual
Meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, UC Santa Barbara.

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Santa Barbara Harbor 2/14/69 (high res., 200kb)
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Zoom View Showing Beach Cleanup

 Santa Barbara Harbor 2/14/69 (early morning)


 Zoom View Showing Boat Wake Through Oil
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Platform A 2/14/69

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Zoom View Showing Blowout

Oil Stained Seawall, Santa Barbara Yacht Club

Harbor Oil Cleanup March 2, 1969
Images Courtesy of the UCSB Map & Image Library

Images (Oil Platforms, Faults, Diagrams, DEM, Map)
Slides of the Oil Spill

Source Material:

 Morning After (selected pages)

 Outer Shelf Drilling (selected pages)

Articles:  Page 1 | Page 2

Charts: Membership | Timeline
Links to Other Sources

Marine Protected Areas Database

Historical Photography of Santa Barbara



U2 Photo (date/source unknown)
SB News Press Article

Created Sept. 2001 by jeff, last updated Dec. 2004