San Diego Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship the Star of India.
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Founded in 1948, the museum grew out of the earlier efforts of a group of local historians and maritime enthusiasts who acquired the sailing ship Star of India in 1927. Now fully restored, the Star of India is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers and skilled craftsmen and sailed at least once a year.
The Museum displays permanent and temporary exhibits on maritime history, commerce and exploration and stages popular public events such as Adventure Sails on the Californian, Family Day, and the Parade of Lights Holiday Party on Berkeley. The museum’s collection also includes the 1898 steam ferry Berkeley, the 1904 steam yacht Medea, the 1914 Pilot, the state’s official tall ship Californian -a replica of a mid 19th century revenue cutter, and the H.M.S Surprise, the B-39 Submarine, a magnificent replica of an 18th century Royal Navy frigate featured in the award winning film “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.”
Maritime Museum is now showing David Thimgan’s retrospective exhibition that showcases the unique vision of the historical maritime painter. (619) 234-9153 www.sdmaritime.org
Public Transit bus route 923 & 992/Green Trolley Line