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Learn to Sail the Star of India

On a winter’s day, when the temperature here on the banks of the Hudson River is in the low 30s F, but with the wind off the water feels more like the low 20s, there are many reasons to want … Continue reading

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Star of India, 150 Years Old & Still Sailing

On November 14th, 1863, on the Isle of Man in Great Britain, the shipyard of Gibson, McDonald & Arnold, Ramsey launched the 1,200 tonne full rigged iron ship, Euterpe, for the firm of Wakefield Nash & Co., Liverpool. The ship … Continue reading

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July 4th on Whichever Coast – New York, San Diego & the Adirondacks

This year the 4th of July fireworks in New York, sponsored by Macys, will be set off over the Hudson River. The North River Historic Ship Society is sponsoring their Fifth Annual Fireworks Gala offering views from the rooftop of … Continue reading

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The Last Swift Boat

There has been lots of interest in the restoration of surviving  World War II PT (Patrol Torpedo) boats. The closest thing to a PT boat in service during the Vietnam War was the PCF, Patrol Craft Fast, better known as the Swift Boat. … Continue reading

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16th Century Replicas – Basque Whaler Planned & San Salvador 60% Complete In San Diego

In the construction of replica sailing ships, the 18th century is reasonably well represented. The 17th also has not been left out.   Replicas of Columbus’ ships have ensured that 15th century replicas still sail.  Recently two replica ships from the 16th … Continue reading

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San Diego Maritime Ghost Conference on Windjammer Star of India and Steam Ferry Berkeley

Tomorrow, September 15, a Maritime Ghost Conference will be held on the Steam Ferry Berkeley at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The conference is sponsored by the San Diego Ghost and Paranormal Group and is also a fundraiser for the Maritime Museum. In … Continue reading

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Maritime Museum of San Diego Festival of Sail 2012

Tomorrow, Friday August 31 through Monday September 3, 2012, the Maritime Museum of San Diego will host the Festival of Sail 2012, the largest tall ship festival on the west coast, transforming San Diego’s North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park.  More … Continue reading

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Pirates Days on the Embarcadero in San Diego

Aargh. Once again, the junk food of maritime events, another “pirate” festival.  This one is being sponsored by one of my favorite museums, the Maritime Museum of San Diego – home to the 1863 iron windjammer, Star of India, the world’s oldest active … Continue reading

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Setting Square Sails on the Star of India

A well done video by the Maritime Museum of San Diego shot on the 1863 built iron windjammer Star of India.  Thanks to the Tall Ship Morgenster for pointing it out on Facebook. Setting square sails Seu browser não suporta iframes.

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Star of India – Still Sailing

The Maritime Museum of San Diego brags that the Star of India is the oldest active sailing ship in the world. This weekend they demonstrated how they can make that claim. The Star of India, built at Ramsey Shipyard in … Continue reading

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San Diego Festival of Sail September 2 – 5th

This like a great weekend to be in San Diego.  OK, an especially great weekend as the Port of San Diego and the  Maritime Museum of San Diego are hosting a four day Festival of Sail.  Music food, sailing, mock gun … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sea Chantey Festival on the Star of India

What could possibly be a better venue for a sea chantey festival than the deck of a restored 1863-built iron windjammer?   The Maritime Museum of San Diego is holding its “Sea Shanty Festival 2011” on the deck of the … Continue reading

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Gallery

The Windjammer Star of India

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A few photos from a recent visit to the Star of India at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The Star of India was built in  in 1863 as Euterpe, a full-rigged iron windjammer ship, in Ramsey, Isle of Man.  The … Continue reading

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The Maritime Museum of San Diego

The first you notice about the Maritime Museum of San Diego are the ships.    When I  visited last week, the 1863 windjammer Star of India was  hove to with two staysails and her spanker set and drawing, and with her … Continue reading

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Two Museums, Two Coasts, Very Different Prospects

News from both the Seaport Museum in New York and the Maritime Museum of San Diego.  The Seaport Museum, until recently the South Street Seaport Museum, is shutting down its exhibits and shops. The ships will still be open for tours. We … Continue reading

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Sweetheart Cruise and Sailor’s Valentines

Museums on two coasts have special Valentine’s Days events planned for sailors.  The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine is offering a sailor’s valentine workshop for adults on Saturday, Feb. 12, just in time for Valentine’s Day.    In San … Continue reading

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Volunteer Dies during Safety Training on the Star of India

Greg Gushaw 68, an experienced volunteer, docent and a member of the board of trustees of the Maritime Museum of San Diego fell to his death last Sunday from aloft on the Star of India. Ironically, he fell during a safety training exercise.   … Continue reading

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