Distilled California: Part III | Three Mile Limit: The History of Pleasure Ships in Southern California


Join Gentleman Historian, Dylan Almendral and Distiller Extraordinaire, Ryan Freisen, for an evening of vice, distraction and cocktails as they share the history of the longest sea-battle you’ve never heard of, “The Battle of Santa Monica Bay.” Between the years 1927 and 1946, existed a small fleet of independently operated Pleasure Ships floating just off the California Coast in international waters. We will dive right into the sordid history of gambling, intrigue, the Southern California mafia and more! The night will feature a signature cocktail, the Scofflaw, from Santa Ana’s Blinking Owl Distillery as well exhibit access to Artistic Legacy: The Ann and Bill Cullen Collection and the Historic Wing galleries.
6 PM | Doors, Tangata Restaurant, Exhibits and Gallery Store
8 PM | Presentation begins

Location: Key Courtyard (outdoors)
Ticketed Event: Member $40 | General $60 | Ticket includes presentation, two Blinking Owl cocktails and gallery access.

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

October 15, 2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm