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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA ABOUT ALL THINGS CALIFORNIA ISLANDS — KEEPING ISLAND HISTORY ALIVE AND BRINGING THE DEAD TO LIFE. Readers are encouraged to contact ISLAPEDIA author, Marla Daily, with comments, edits and suggestions. [marla@scifoundation.org]

About ISLAPEDIA : 12,512 pages + 6,523 images ~ May 1, 2019

ISLAPEDIA is a comprehensive California Islands encyclopedia covering hundreds of topics and thousands of entries on all eight California Channel Islands: San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, San Nicolas, Santa Barbara, Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands. All additional Islands of the Californias are included as well. ISLAPEDIA includes more than 2000 people whose lives or deaths intersected with the islands, plus place names, ships and shipwrecks, island events and noteworthy topics. Rare 19th century and early 20th century island references and unique unpublished manuscripts and diaries are found here. ISLAPEDIA was begun in 1973 by cultural anthropologist, Marla Daily, president of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation(1987-current). The Santa Cruz Island Foundation is the sole institution devoted to the cultural history, art, film and science of all California Islands.

ISLAPEDIA is a continuing research work in progress—now in its 4th decade.

Feedback, questions, comments and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated. marla@scifoundation.org




VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY PHOTOGRAPHERS ALL EIGHT CLUB
  POACHERS, PIRATES, RUSTLERS & RUMRUNNERS ALL THINGS AVALON
ARCHAEOLOGISTS   ISLAND FICTION
INDIAN RELIC HUNTING ANIMALS & WILDLIFE ISLAND MAGAZINES
JUANA MARIA, LONE WOMAN OF
SAN NICOLAS ISLAND
BIRDS AND GUANO ISLAND MOVIES
  FISH & MARINE LIFE ISLAND POETRY
ARTISTS MARINE MAMMALS  
BIOLOGISTS & BIOLOGICAL SURVEYS PLANTS/BOTANY AGENCIES: GOVERNMENT
BOTANISTS EARTHQUAKES, LANDSLIDES & FIRES AGENCIES: NON-PROFIT
CHANNEL SWIMMERS WEATHER ISLAND BUSINESSES
CHINESE, JAPANESE, AUSTRIANS & RUSSIANS   INSTITUTIONS AND MUSEUMS
FAMOUS VISITORS ISLAND ACCIDENTS (Photos) ODD & UNUSUAL ISLAND FINDS
FISHERMEN ISLAND AIRPLANE ACCIDENTS YACHT CLUBS
GEOLOGY, MINING ISLAND DEATHS ISLAND FLAGS/BURGEES
HERPETOLOGISTS ISLAND SHIPWRECKS  
ORNITHOLOGISTS WAR TIME SANTA CRUZ ISLAND FOUNDATION ADVISORY COUNCIL 1988-Current

Channel Islands Center

Channel Islands Clock By Decade

Channel Islands Library

Read Unpublished Field Notes, Manuscripts & Island Diaries, here

Listen to Island Sounds Recorded By Justin Messina, here

Listen to Oral History Interviews

View a Timelapse of the historic Justinian Caire Sundial at Smuggler's Ranch here


THE CALIFORNIA CHANNEL ISLANDS:

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ISLANDS:

PACIFIC ISLANDS OFF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO PENINSULA:



PEOPLE

Dixey Wildes Thompson (1826-1903)
PEOPLE: ISLAPEDIA includes short biographies of over 1000 people whose lives intersected the California Channel Islands between 1850 and 1950 – those who would own them, those who would work them, those who would visit them with purpose.

PLACES

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Monument, SMI
PLACES: A broad ISLAPEDIA category which includes not only island geographic locations and place names, but also yacht clubs, social organi-
zations, and schools. Entries range from Abalone Point to the Yamada Commercial Company.

VESSELS

Cueva Valdez, Siwash
VESSELS: Over 600 vessels are included, from the 19th century otter-hunting schooner, Achilles, to Zingara, a 52-foot gasoline-powered schooner that burned off Anacapa Island in November 1931. More than 140 shipwrecks are listed by island, and cross-referenced alphabetically throughout ISLAPEDIA.

Abbreviations Index

Santa Cruz Island Foundation Collections

Cops Run For Charity on Santa Cruz Island