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A San Diego treasure, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is more than a collection of world-class exhibits and ships. It is a family of volunteers, members, and supporters like you, who are joined together by their passion for the sea, maritime history, and creating an inspiring and enlightening experience for children and adults alike. Here is how you can become part of the family.

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December 13, 2013 KPBS, Replica Of San Diego Explorer’s Galleon Taking Shape. Interactive article and video. Click here to view.

Dear members and supporters of the San Salvador Project and the Maritime Museum of San Diego, it is hard to believe, but it has been just a bit more than two and a half years now since the gorgeous pieces of Angelique wood were joined and the keel was laid, marking the official beginning of construction of a replica sixteenth - century galleon, San Salvador (1542), the discovery ship of San Diego and California. At this point, San Salvador is three-quarters of the way from keel-laying to launch.

Recognizing how important this project is to the identity of our community, people from all over the State of California and beyond have supported our project in many ways, through financial contributions, through countless hours of labor (from over 200 volunteers), through advocacy on our behalf, and through demonstrations of enthusiasm and encouragement. Currently, the men and women who constitute our volunteers constitute about 60% of the labor force! What a tremendous testimony to the value these people see in what we’re doing.

“I am helping with the San Salvador project because it is a unique opportunity to participate in recreating the history of San Diego and Southern California. As well, as a volunteer, I am helping to build what will become a valuable hands-on teaching tool for school children and visitors alike." – Greg Cobb

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