Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
(1815 - 1882)
First arrived in Santa Barbara Harbor in 1835 on the brig Pilgrim after 150 days at sea from Boston. Best known for his classic work Two Years Before the Mast. Dana, a Harvard graduate, vividly recalled life in California's Pre-American coastal communities. He was active in anti-slavery and seamen's rights movements. President Lincoln appointed Dana U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts in 1861.
Erected 1985 by 5th and 6th Grade Classes of the Cleveland School of Santa Barbara.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights.
Location. 34° 24.57′ N, 119° 41.135′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on Stearns Wharf, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Barbara CA 93101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Capstan (a few steps from this marker); Stearns Wharf Fire (a few steps from this marker); Stearns Wharf (a few steps from this marker); "St. Barbara"Santa Barbara's First People (approx. 0.3 miles away); Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sambo's Birthplace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fly To-Day (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the west side of Stearns Wharf, less than 100 feet from the Moby Dick Restaurant.
Also see . . . Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (Wikipedia). "Richard Henry Dana Jr. (August 1, 1815 – January 6, 1882) was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts, a descendant of a colonial family, who gained renown as the author of the classic American memoir Two Years Before the Mast. Both as a writer and as a lawyer, he was a champion of the downtrodden, from seamen to fugitive slaves and freedmen." (Submitted on December 5, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.