Community members are invited to let their bells toll for the 60th anniversary of the Marie Shipwreck, 7-8 a.m. Sunday, June 7. On June 7, 1960, seven brave men left Santa Barbara Harbor at sunrise on the vessel Marie, but the ship disappeared and the men were lost at sea.
Friends and family of the missing men are hosting the online anniversary event to mark the mysterious mission and honor the lives and legacies of the crew members.
Participants are asked to bring a bell so that collectively, around the world, they can ring bells seven times, once for each of the lost men. Later, bells will be rung to celebrate the future, giving sound to our gratefulness have been given another day.
Anyone wanting to participate can log into the Zoom link pinned to the top of the Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/660195421429066/. Entry is free but space is limited.
Those unable to join online can still toll bells: seven bells at 7:30 a.m. and eight bells at 8 a.m. Then, before midnight (PST), post a photo or video of your bells tolling on the Facebook page to have your name placed into a drawing for prizes.
“The Mystery of the Marie: Memoir of My Childhood Tragedy that Surfaced a Cold War Mystery,” by Teresa Newton-Terres with James Pence (Book One of the Mystery of the Marie Series) is available at book stores, visit www.mysteryofthemarie.com.
All book sales June 7-July 20 will support the following charities: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Council of American Maritime Museums, and Meals on Wheels.