La Jenelle Exhibition Opens

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum 3900 Bluefin Circle Oxnard, CA, 93035 United States

This exhibition features artifacts and history of the shipwreck of cruise liner La Jenelle, which ran aground outside the mouth of the Channel Islands Harbor in 1971. On view in the Brenda & Gary Farr Presentation Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM.

Explore the fascinating history of the infamous “Ship with Five Names.” Local attraction La Jenelle is more than just a sunken ship off the coast of Oxnard, California. Delve deep into the history of this ship through artifacts and objects recovered from the wreck and collected over decades by local enthusiasts. These objects have never before been displayed together, and will tell a decades-long story about voyages of adventure, escape, new beginnings, and untimely endings.  Built in 1930, the ship first sailed under the name Borinquen. She was subsequently named the Porto Rico, Arosa Star, S.S. Bahama Star, and ultimately La Jenelle. This exhibition is on view in the Brenda & Gary Farr Presentation Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM through October 2, 2016.