Sep 01, 2020 12:00 PM
Scott Mather
Morro Bay Maritime Museum

Scott Mather, one of several new Board Members at the Morro Bay Maritime Museum, began work in Morro Bay in 1972 at the Morro Bay Marina, a full service marina, which is now Marina Square. Besides other things, he ran the "Clam Taxi" taking folks back and forth to the Sandspit. He was then employed by Anyone Sylvester Tug Service and is well versed on the history of the Alma and the Montebello incident. He captained the San Mateo whale watching cruises and remembers the day vividly when she capsized entering MB Harbor. He’s also captained for Virg’s Landing and the Tiger’s Folly II.

As a member of the Great American Flatboat Expedition, he sailed from Montana to New Orleans, plus operated Oil Pollution Tugs for Exxon. In 1996 he was hired by the City of Morro Bay as a full time Harbor Patrol Officer and I’m positive has stories to tell about the drama on the bay. For years he aided of the future development of the MB Maritime by housing the Alma and other vessels in the Harbor Yard during their restorations. 

Join us for a rare treat to hear first hand from Scott how even during COVID-19, the museum become an historical presence on the Embarcader; a true asset for future generations of residents and tourists to learn about Morro Bay’s waterfront past.