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Star of India Tacking and Wearing

Maneuvering a square-rigged ship can be a highly choreographed performance requiring both skill and timing. Here is a well done video of the 1883 built Star of India tacking and wearing. Star of India tacking and wearing

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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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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 [iframe: width=”480″ height=”360″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/c97N5Ht_jkY” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen]

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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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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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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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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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