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USS Chancellorsville Hit By its Own Drone, Two Sailors Injured

This is not supposed to happen.  Two sailors on the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville were injured when the ship was struck by its own drone, during training exercises off Southern California on Saturday. The sailors were treated for minor burns. There was also … Continue reading

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Labor Day Festivities – Festival of Sail in San Diego and 21st Annual Great North River Tug Boat Race and Competition in New York

Great activities on the water, on both coasts, this Labor Day weekend. In San Diego, the annual Festival of Sail began yesterday with a Parade of Sail and continues through Monday with lots of great activities. as described by San Diego … Continue reading

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‘Super-Mega-Pod’ of Dolphins Spotted Off Coast of California

A huge group of an estimated 10,000 dolphins was sighted off the coast of San Diego last week. Captain Joe Dutra, of Hornblower Cruises, called the gathering of adult and juvenile common dolphins a “super mega-pod.” Dolphins typically travel in pods … 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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San Diego Big Bay Whale Days and Whale Festival

Every year, around 26,000 gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) make the 10,000 mile journey from their feeding grounds in the Arctic Sea south to their breeding groups in the lagoons of Baja.  (For an interesting view of the migration see Whale … 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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Basketball on an Aircraft Carrier?

How can you tell when you have too many aircraft carriers? Possibly, when you start using this expensive hardware for sporting venues. On Nov. 11, 2011, the Veteran’s Day Carrier Classic basketball game between North Carolina and Michigan State will … Continue reading

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San Diego Big Bay Whale Days & Whale Festival

As one who is shivering in the snow, I am highly envious of the good folks in San Diego who will be celebrating their 3rd annual Big Bay Whale Days & Whale Festival this Saturday, January 22nd, in observance of the annual gray … Continue reading

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