Oceanic Heritage Paper & Projects of Surfing & Sailing by Bruce Beal

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Copyright Information, Sailing Heritage, Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

Commencing in the 1930’s, Dana Point and surrounds increasingly became populated by persons, originally known as “Watermen,” defined as those who were “comfortable in a wide variety of ocean conditions and had a broad store of oceanic knowledge; more specifically applied to those who are accomplished at a particular set of surfing-related activities, including diving, swimming, sailing, bodysurfing, fishing, spearfishing, surf canoeing,...

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Celebrating the Innovation of Waterman Hobie Alter in October

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Hobie Cat Company has announced the 50th anniversary celebration of the Hobie Cat, scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 9 a.m. at Doheny State Beach, Dana Point. First developed in 1968, the celebration of the Hobie 14 will feature the “Hobie Cat Funtastico,” a 10-mile distance fun cat race that will launch from Doheny State Beach and sail past historic Hobie landmarks along the way.    Boat participation is limited due to...

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New Book to Feature History of Hobie Shops

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Lifestyle Retail, The Story of The Hobie Surf Shops is the title of author Joe Dunn’s new book. It is the story of the Hobie shops and the two principals involved, which heavily features Dick Metz who opened, owned and ran Hobie Alter Jr.’s first retail shop in Honolulu.  The book references the youths of the two men and continues through the history of the shops up to the present owners. The book is being funded by the Surfing Heritage...

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Historical Society May Founders Day Event Will Honor Jim “Skip” Wehan

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Awards, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday evening, May 30, we will have our monthly meeting and celebrate this year’s recipient of our Founders Day award, Jim “Skip” Wehan. An avid mariner and community advocate, Skip graduated with a degree in electrical engineering but returned to school to complete courses in math and teaching.  While teaching at Mission Viejo High, he started a sailing school as a summer program in 1975, partnering with Dana Hills High School and...

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Join Us for the Sixth Annual Book Reading

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, Featured, Sailing Heritage | 0 comments

Attend the Sixth Annual Community Reading of Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana Jr.  Friday, April 1: 1 PM to 4 PM Saturday, April 2: 9 PM to 6 PM Sunday, April 3: 9 PM to Noon Note that we will have a new venue for this year’s community reading. We will be located at the Ocean Institute’s Maritime Barn at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, located adjacent to the Ocean Institute’s parking lot. With a spectacular backdrop of the...

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Join Us for Our February 24th Program at 7 PM at City Hall

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday evening at 7 PM, the Dana Point Historical Society will feature newly elected board member Bob Minty, who will showcase his collection of antique scrimshaw from the 19th century. Bob will give us an overview and brief history of scrimshaw as well as discuss the origins of pieces from his extensive private collection, some of which is currently on display in our museum. We will also have the young creators of an impressive National...

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