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Legendary Maritime Museum of San Diego Vessel Star of India Sets Sail for First Time in Five Years November 17 & 18 in San Diego


155-year-old ship once a merchant vessel, immigrant ship, lumber
carrier, and now living museum

Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world's finest
collections of historic vessels, from sail to steam to submarine, will
rally sail crew and staff, key donors, supporters, and special guests
for an exclusive Star of India sail Saturday and Sunday, November
17 and 18, 2018.

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Maritime Museum of San Diego Vessel Star of India to sail for first time in five years November 17 a ...

Maritime Museum of San Diego Vessel Star of India to sail for first time in five years November 17 and 18, 2018. (Photo: Maggie Walton)

Dr. Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President/CEO of the Maritime Museum
of San Diego, describes the event as "a time when we take to sea not
only Star of India but also other vessels in our historic fleet
to celebrate Star's long-running history as the world's oldest
active sailing ship and centerpiece of the Museum's historic fleet. This
is the public's opportunity to join in the celebration and at the same
time join us on the water aboard either the official tall ship of the
state, the Californian, or the 1542 Spanish galleon replica San
for a special daytime catered affair and sailing

Star of India has circumnavigated the world 21 times and has
recently undergone a complex restoration of her decks. Dr. Ashley adds,
"We normally sail Star of India two successive weekend days, one
weekend every two years. Five years have elapsed since the last time Star
of India
sailed, so the opportunity to join us under sail with her
this November makes this a more unique experience."

Maritime Museum of San Diego traditionally offers weekend day sail
adventures about the tall ships throughout the year which has become a
popular treat for visitors and local San Diegans. The Saturday, November
17, and Sunday, November 18, Star of India sailing celebration
adventures aboard Californian and San Salvador will
include a host of additional treats including champagne, lunch, and bar

Guests can make reservations for this special weekend of celebration
sailing aboard Californian or San Salvador at starting August 31, 2018.

Space is limited, tickets are non-refundable, and will also include
admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.


The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a
world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats,
and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The
501c3 non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for
excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels
including the world's oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Maritime
Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation's top attractions
offering self-guided tours, docent-guided group tours, tall ship
charters and historic bay cruises, year-round public events, educational
programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The
Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North
Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309; 619-234-9153;

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