3.30.2009

The Star of the Harbor



Star of India was built in 1863 as Euterpe, a full-rigged iron windjammer ship in Ramsey, Isle of Man. After a full career sailing from Great Britain to India then to New Zealand, she became a salmon hauler on the Alaska then to California route. After retirement in 1926, she was restored between 1962 and 1963 and is now a seaworthy museum ship ported at the San Diego Maritime Museum in San Diego. She is the oldest ship that still sails regularly and the oldest iron hulled merchant ship still floating. The ship is both a California and National Historic Landmark.

8 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

What a wonderful ship!I like stories like this a lot!The first picture is perfect!
God bless you
Léia :-)

JM said...

What a beautiful ship! The photos are just fantastic!

Babooshka said...

I know this tale well. That's what she looks like then. There is a plaque on the harbour about this. It's a small world isn't it. I will have to do another post and link back to you.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

wow, great photo. excellent details of a fabulous ship

Julie said...

And so she should be - a national treasure. And the deck hand? Is he a national treasure also?

Dusty Lens said...

woo, what a wonderful ship. Love these old sailing vessels.

Hilda said...

She's gorgeous! I would so love to see a ship like this in person!

Leeds photo daily - Paul said...

Beautiful ship, rightly now treasured, I have been to Ramsey IOM, but not for many years. Great post, great photos.