San Diego Maritime Museum

kewl dude
29th October 2010, 05:18
San Diego Maritime Museum

Brochure detailing vessels on display. If you want to see B-39 you better hurry. Talk is the intent to sink B-39 off San Diego to create an artificial reef.

Greg Hayden

kewl dude
29th October 2010, 05:36
William G Mather Museum Ship Cleveland Ohio. 2002 brochure.

The Mather is within view of the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Greg Hayden

kewl dude
20th November 2010, 23:37
Looking for something else I found these pictures I took in 1992 of the Star of India. When I began this San Diego Maritime Museum thread I looked and looked through several shoe boxes but just today I found them in an album. Ya believe that? In an album, not a shoe box.


Star of India is the world's oldest active sailing ship. She began her life on the stocks at Ramsey Shipyard in the Isle of Man in 1863. Iron ships were experiments of sorts then, with most vessels still being built of wood. Within five months of laying her keel, the ship was launched into her element. She bore the name Euterpe, after the Greek muse of music and poetry.

Euterpe was a full-rigged ship and would remain so until 1901, when the Alaska Packers Association rigged her down to a barque, her present rig. She began her sailing life with two near-disastrous voyages to India. On her first trip she suffered a collision and a mutiny. On her second trip, a cyclone caught Euterpe in the Bay of Bengal, and with her topmasts cut away, she barely made port. Shortly afterward, her first captain died on board and was buried at sea.

After such a hard luck beginning, Euterpe settled down and made four more voyages to India as a cargo ship. In 1871 she was purchased by the Shaw Savill line of London and embarked on a quarter century of hauling emigrants to New Zealand, sometimes also touching Australia, California and Chile. She made 21 circumnavigations in this service, some of them lasting up to a year. It was rugged voyaging, with the little iron ship battling through terrific gales, "laboring and rolling in a most distressing manner," according to her log.

The life aboard was especially hard on the emigrants cooped up in her 'tween deck, fed a diet of hardtack and salt junk, subject to mal-de-mer and a host of other ills. It is astonishing that their death rate was so low. They were a tough lot, however, drawn from the working classes of England, Ireland and Scotland, and most went on to prosper in New Zealand.


I took these pictures with my Canon EOS 650 with 70-210mm zoom in 1992 from:

Cabrillo National Monument on the tip of Point Loma overlooking the San Diego Silver Gate.

I just swiped the first picture from the above site, it shows where I, and a whole bunch of other photographers gathered.

The second picture shows Star of India approaching Ballast Point being towed out to sea along with myriad escorts. Generally Star of India goes to sea for a few hours at least once a year.

In the third picture you can see:

US Navy North Island Naval Air Station, located on the north end of Coronado Island, where navy aircraft carriers based in San Diego dock. The "humps" seen in this picture are underground Navy explosive weapons storage.

Note the helicopter cruising by in the fourth picture. The fifth picture Star of India passing San Diego sea buoy outbound with her escorts.

Greg Hayden

kewl dude
20th November 2010, 23:51
I meant to mention in the above post the helicopter is marked CHP, which is the California Highway Patrol. These are three pictures of Star of India returning some hours later, when the picture taking light was better.

Red Right Returning, correct?

Sailing under her own canvas power through the Silver Gate

Greg Hayden