San Salvador, 16th Century Replica, Under Construction by the Maritime Museum of San Diego

At a time when many maritime museums in the United States are struggling to just maintain their ships and indeed several are attempting to get rid of them, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is building a new historic replica, the San Salvador, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo‘s flagship.  In the 16th century, Cabrillo was the first European to navigate the coast of California.  The replica San Salvador will be full-sized, fully functional, and historically accurate. The ship is being constructed at Spanish Landing in San Diego, California. Visitors are invited to watch the construction. Once finished the San Salvador will remain on exhibit as part of the Museum’s fleet of historic and replica ships and will travel along the California coast as an ambassador for San Diego.

San Salvador Replica Ship Under Construction on San Diego Bay 

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2 Responses to San Salvador, 16th Century Replica, Under Construction by the Maritime Museum of San Diego

  1. Irwin Bryan says:

    I hope you’ll re-visit this project for updates as the San Salvador takes shape before completion.

  2. Gilbert Gonzalez says:

    This was a great video.
    The people behind the ship building are just awesome.
    This is something that just warms my heart.
    I look forward in seeing the ship completed.
    Good luck, and once again, Great job!