Oil: Anacapa Island

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Oil: Anacapa Island


In the News~

June 20, 1900 [LAT/VC]: “A party of oil locators left this afternoon for the purpose of locating the whole of Anacapa Island. There is quite an excitement over this territory. It is claimed that the island is in a direct line from the Summerland ocean oil belt. The interested parties state that there are strong indications of oil on the island. The party includes E. S. Hall, E. L. Barnard, Charles Eastin, Sol N. Sheridan, John Barry, surveyor, and three Chinamen.”


June 29, 1900 [LAT/VC]: “The Anacapa explorers have located seven claims, aggregating 1120 acres on the island. The entire island was surveyed by John Barry, who went with the party for this special purpose. The same party is at present on San Nicolas Island locating oil claims. There is much excitement over this territory…”


June 30, 1900 [OC]: “The Anacapa oil explorers returned Saturday. They report splendid oil indications on the island. John Barry surveyed the island, and claims to the number of 7 were located, making 1120 acres. The asphaltum found on this island is the best in the world. The boys brought sacks of samples of oil rock, etc. On Monday the same company sailed for San Nicolas Island to locate oil claims… The ocean around Anacapa Island is covered with oil and no doubt the island will prove a bonanza to the locators.”


July 1, 1900 [LAT]: “A big excitement has been started in Ventura, over the reports of several individuals who have been prospecting for oil on some of the Channel Islands. Santa Barbara and Anacapa islands have been staked out as oil claims and a party is investigating the merits of San Nicolas Island. Among those who staked out claims on Anacapa Island are Surveyor Barry of Ventura. He has run lines for oil men all over the country and he has never seen such good indications as exist there. The island contains about 1140 acres.”


July 10, 1900 [LAT]: “The Oxnard Courier says that the party of Ventura oil seekers who staked claims on Anacapa Island will be ejected, as the land is the property of the Federal government, to be used for lighthouse purposes. The island is said to possess many attractions. A cave on the north side is available by boat through an entrance twenty feet wide by thirty feet high. An attached roof rises from a pebbly beach inside to a height of 100 feet and possesses wonderful echoes.”


July 12, 1900 [SBMP]: “The Hueneme Herald has discovered an obstacle to the exploitation of Anacapa Island by oil prospectors. Anacapa Island is a government reservation for lighthouse purposes, and the government will quickly eject any trespassers attempting to claim any part of the island.”


July 28, 1900 [SBMP]: “The Hueneme Herald has discovered an obstacle to the exploitation of Anacapa Island by oil prospectors. Anacapa Island is a government reservation for lighthouse purposes, and the government will quickly eject any trespassers attempting to claim any part of the island.”


July 28, 1900 [SBMP]: “A party of Ventura people left yesterday for Anacapa Island. It is reported that they go to locate oil claims.”


July 28, 1900 [SBMP]: “P. T. McConnell and J. H. Yungling of the Union Oil Company of Santa Paula are off for Santa Cruz Island aboard Ariel.”


July 28, 1900 [LAT/SB]: “Captain Short’s Ariel sailed yesterday for Santa Cruz Island with P. T. McConnell and J. H. Yungling of the Union Oil Company of Santa Paula.”


April 20, 1902 [LAT]: “…Another Ventura crowd has pinned its faith in the Anacapa Island, and incidentally filed a large tract of promising land. This island is another of the channel group, and is said to be far richer in surface prospects than San Nicolas.”