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Star of India, San Diego

4.7
#85 of 173 in Outdoors in San Diego
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Star of India is an iron-hulled sailing ship, built in 1863 in Ramsey, Isle of Man as the full-rigged ship, Euterpe. After a career sailing from Great Britain to India and New Zealand, she was renamed, re-rigged as a barque, and became a salmon hauler on the Alaska to California route. Retired in 1926, she was restored as a seaworthy museum ship in 1962–3 and home-ported at the Maritime Museum of San Diego in San Diego, California. She is the oldest ship still sailing regularly and also the oldest iron-hulled merchant ship still afloat. The ship is both a California Historical Landmark and United States National Historic Landmark.
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  • So much interesting and educational material. It is quite personal as real people sailed in this ship 
    So much interesting and educational material. It is quite personal as real people sailed in this ship  more »
  • It is a beautifully majestic ship, the Indian star is an old ship that was built in 1863 which makes it one of the oldest still floating ships. Note: the same ticket grants you access to multiple... 
    It is a beautifully majestic ship, the Indian star is an old ship that was built in 1863 which makes it one of the oldest still floating ships. Note: the same ticket grants you access to multiple...  more »
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  • Very beautiful ship! It was completely empty when I was walking around. They have a lot of literature for a self-guided tour. I especially enjoyed the story of the "Most Dramatic Incident". Sails were not up while I was visiting, but I've seen it before when they're up. That was slightly disappointing.
  • The Star of India is part of the Maritime Museum. The ship is well maintained with many areas accessible. It was much bigger on the inside than I thought it was. While we were there, there was the different groups of children learning about life at sea and the various jobs on the shop. It was great to listen to all the different areas. The ship is amazing with many things to see and read inside. Entrance to the Maritime Museum is not expensive and definitely worth the money, even if you are not into boats!

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