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Cabrillo’s San Salvador & the Pacific Heritage Tour 2016

On September 28, 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into what is now called San Diego Bay on his flagship, San Salvador.  San Salvador was the first recorded European vessel to sail along California, and survey its coastline. Now, 472 years later, … 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 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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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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