Festival of Sail 2010 in San Diego

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American PrideAmerican Pride - USA

Length: 130’
Beam: 22’
Draft: 10’
Sail Area: 4,900 sq. ft.
Rig: Schooner, three masted
Built: 1941 Brooklyn, New York
Home Port: Long Beach, California

American Pride was originally launched as a two masted “schooner-dragger” and named the Virginia. Her first forty years were spent commercially fishing the Grand Banks and George’s Banks, searching the New England coasts for cod, haddock, flounder and ocean perch. Her second name change was the Lady in Blue, named after a prayer and was run by the Frontiero family who were Gloucester fishermen. In 1986, she was completely rebuilt for charter operations, a third mast was added and she was renamed the Natalie Todd. Ten years later she was purchased by the American Heritage Marine Institute, renamed the American Pride and sailed through the Panama Canal to reach her new home in Long Beach where she now operates as a private charter for the general public and school groups for the Children’s Maritime Foundation.

B-39 SubmarineB-39 Submarine - Russia

Length Overall: 299’
Submerged Displacement: 2475 tons
Diesel Engines: 3 x 2000hp
Electric Engines: 3 x 1350hp
Torpedo Tubes: 6 forward, 4 aft
Built: 1970's Russia
Home Port: San Diego, California

One of a fleet of diesel electric submarines the Soviet Navy called “Project 641,” B-39 was commissioned in the early 1970s and served on active duty for more than 20 years. 300 feet in length and displacing more than 2000 tons, B-39 is among the largest conventionally powered submarines ever built. The Soviet and then Russian Federation’s navies deployed these submarines from the mid 1950s through the early 1990s. They played a part in many of the Cold War’s most tense moments including the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Berkeley ferryboatBerkeley Ferryboat - USA

Length Overall: 279’
Beam: 64’
Draft: 9’ max
Engine: steam,triple expansion, 1450 hp
Original seating capacity: 1691
Built: by Southern Pac R.R.
Home Port: San Diego, California

Built by Union Iron Works in San Francisco Oct 18 1898, Berkeley is a double-ended, steel-hulled, steam ferryboat with a triple-expansion engine. The first successful propeller-driven ferry boat on the west coast, thereby ending the era of paddle and side wheel propulsion, Berkeley played a crucial role in California history, ferrying railroad and commuter passengers between San Francisco and Oakland/Alameda for 60 years. Perhaps her most historic day was April 18, 1906, when she shuttled thousands of refugees from the burning earthquake-devastated city and returned with necessary supplies.

CalifornianCalifornian - USA

Length Overall: 145'
Beam: 24'
Draft: 9' 6"
Sail Area: 7,000 sq.ft.
Rig: Tops'l Schooner
Built: 1984 San Diego
Home Port: San Diego, California

Californian joined the historic fleet of ships at the Maritime Museum of San Diego in 2002. She is the Official Tall Ship of the State of California, and helps carry out the educational missions of the Maritime Museum by hosting hundreds of students year round in a variety of American Revolutionary history, sail training, and Youth-At-Risk programs. The general public has the chance to sail her weekends or to Catalina on adventure sail expeditions. She was designed as a replica of the 1847 Revenue Cutter C.W. Lawrence and constructed locally at Spanish Landing by many San Diego members and volunteers of the Nautical Heritage Society. Built long and lean, capable of great speeds off the wind, the Revenue Service’s cutters patrolled the Californian coast during the Gold Rush Era and were a precursor to today's Coast Guard.

CurlewCurlew - USA

Length: 81’6”
Beam: 14’8”
Draft: 8’10”
Sail Area: 2,000 sq. ft.
Rig: Staysail Schooner
Built: 1926 Wiscasset, Maine
Home Port: Dana Point, California

Like many tall ships her age, Curlew has many sea stories to tell. Originally built for Charles Andrews of the New York Yacht Club, Curlew competed in the N.Y.Y.C.’s ocean cruising class racing from Newport to Bermuda. She was then donated to the Merchant Marine Academy in 1940 to serve as a sail training vessel and conducted submarine patrol duty for the Coast Guard during WWII. She continued to serve as a training vessel for the Coast Guard in New Haven, Connecticut and Cape May, New Jersey. Her career in the charter service started with her delivery crew having to abandon her in a storm that was reported to be the largest low pressure in the area for 40 years, which took the lives of 144 people in 1962. After many owners and extensive rebuilds she cruised in the Central and South Pacific, and the West Coast. Today, Curlew’s owner and captain, Bob Harrison operates a successful sailing charter out of Dana Point.

DolphinUSS Dolphin - USA

Commissioned 17 August 1968
Donated to MMSD 18 Sept 2008
Length Overall: 165’
Single Compartment, one hatch
Diving depth 3000 feet ++
Two 12 cylinder Diesel Engines
Two 126 cell battery sets
Submerged, shaft driven by Electric Motors
Home Port: San Diego, California

The Dolphin was a phenomenally versatile research vessel. Never a Warship, but used to develop Submarine technology now in use in the US Fleet. Dolphin originally had one torpedo tube and conducted deep submergence torpedo firing exercises. The Torpedo tube was removed and replaced with a sonar dome adding 13 feet to the ship’s length. Dolphin also served as a test platform for unmanned under water vehicles, swimmer delivery systems, and littoral warfare systems. Electronic and Electromagnetic Systems were tested for; laser communications, imaging systems for under water search operations, advanced antenna systems and high resolution radar.

Exy JohnsonExy Johnson - USA

Length Overall: 111’
Beam: 21.75'
Draft: 11'
Sail Area: 4540 sq. ft.
Rig: Brigantine
Built: 2003 San Pedro, California
Homeport: Los Angeles, California

One of a pair of twin brigantines, the Exy and Irving Johnson are state-of-the-art sail training vessels designed to meet the needs of the Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s (LAMI’s) TopSail Youth Program. Their primary mission is introducing youths to the subtle but profound influence presented by the sea. These twin brigantines were named after sail training pioneers, Irving and Electra “Exy” Johnson. The Johnsons circumnavigated the globe seven times in all. They did this on two different boats, both named Yankee, with each trip using a new group of boys and girls who possessed only a sense of adventure and curiosity. For twenty-five years, beginning in the 1930’s, the Johnsons lived a life at sea that is now legendary and whose legacy continues to give back through the Irving Johnson and LAMI.

Irving JohnsonIrving Johnson - USA

Length Overall: 111’
Beam: 21.75'
Draft: 11'
Sail Area: 4540 sq. ft.
Rig: Brigantine
Built: 2003 San Pedro, California
Homeport: Los Angeles, California

One of a pair of twin brigantines, the Exy and Irving Johnson are state-of-the-art sail training vessels designed to meet the needs of the Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s (LAMI’s) TopSail Youth Program. Their primary mission is introducing youths to the subtle but profound influence presented by the sea. These twin brigantines were named after sail training pioneers, Irving and Electra “Exy” Johnson. The Johnsons circumnavigated the globe seven times in all. They did this on two different boats, both named Yankee, with each trip using a new group of boys and girls who possessed only a sense of adventure and curiosity. For twenty-five years, beginning in the 1930’s, the Johnsons lived a life at sea that is now legendary and whose legacy continues to give back through the Irving Johnson and LAMI.

JadaJada - USA

Length Overall: 65’
Beam: 13’
Draft: 9’
Sail Area: 1,955 square feet
Rig: Yawl
Built: 1938 Stockton, CA
Home Port: San Diego, California

The Jada is made from Port Orford Cedar over white oak frames, with bronze strap frames under the masts and rudder post. All interior and decks are teak. Jada has raced the Transpac to Hawaii 5 times and won the Tahiti race in 1969. She was originally built as a schooner and was converted to a yawl in the 1950’s to meet new racing rules more favorably. She sails our waters on whale watching and chartered adventures.

MedeaSteam Yacht Medea - Scotland

Length Overall: 134’
Beam: 17’
Draft: 8'
Gross tonnage: 143
Engine: 2 cylinder compound reciprocating steam, 254 hp
Built: 1904 in a record 51 days
Home Port: San Diego, California

Named after a Greek mythological figure, the Medea has a past almost as colorful as her namesake. Built in only 51 working days, the steam yacht Medea was launched in 1904 to serve primarily as an aristocratic vessel for social occasions and hunting trips in Scotland. Named for the legendary Greek figure, this steel, teak, and oak craft was converted to a warship and served in two world wars, under three navies, and six national flags. In WWI she was bought by the Royal Navy as a convoy escort for sailing. By 1946 Medea was back in civilian use and was donated to the Maritime Museum in 1973

PCF 816PCF 816, (Patrol Craft Fast - Swift Boat) - USA

Length Overall: 51’
Beam: 13’
Draft: 3' 6"
Engine: Diesel, 2-12 cyl
Speed: 32 knots
Built: 1968 Sewart Seacraft Ltd., Berwick, LA
Home Port: San Diego, California

The Patrol Craft Fast (PCF), or "Swift Boat" as it was known began service in 1965. Adapted from offshore oil service vessels, they were used to patrol the coastline and inland waterways of Vietnam from 1968-1975. PCF training was based at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado on San Diego bay. In 1971, PCF-816 she was donated by the US Navy to the Republic of Malta and renamed P24. She was used for coast guard duty, interdicting smugglers, harbor security, and search & rescue. After forty years of coastguard duty, Malta retired these boats from service. In 2011, Malta's Minister of Defense donated a Swift Boat to the Maritime Museum of San Diego with our promise to preserve her history and to pay tribute to all Swift Boat Sailors from both countries.

PilgrimPilgrim - USA

Length Overall: 130’
Beam: 24.6’
Draft: 10’
Sail Area: 7,600 sq. ft.
Rig: Snow brig
Built: 1945 Denmark
Home Port: Dana Point, California

The Brig Pilgrim is a full size replica of the 1825 hide brig immortalized by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. in his American seafaring classic novel Two Years Before the Mast. Today’s Pilgrim was built in 1945 and was originally a three-masted Baltic schooner. In 1975, Captain Ray Wallace, a noted marine architect, sailed her to Lisbon, Portugal where she was converted to her present rig. In 1981, she was brought specifically to Dana Point where she was to become the Ocean Institute’s platform for its living history program based on Dana’s historic voyage. In addition to hosting thousands of school children, who experience the dockside living history programs, Pilgrim sets sail every year in the summer with a dedicated volunteer crew. Throughout the year the crews learn the traditional seafaring skills necessary to maintain and sail the vessel.

PilotPilot - USA

Length Overall: 52’
Beam: 13’ 7"
Gross tonnage: 19
Engine: Diesel, 6cyl - 338 hp
Cruising speed: 8-10 knots
Built: 1914 San Diego
Home Port: San Diego, California

Launched August 7th 1914, Pilot was built by Manuel Gourlarte in his boat yard on San Diego’s waterfront. Pilot served as San Diego Bays official accompanying pilot boat for commercial ships entering and leaving the harbor for 82 years. It has been said that Pilot had the longest working life of any vessel in the western hemisphere. In addition to public day cruises, Pilot now hosts school groups on “Economy and Ecology” voyages, where students help with navigation and perform water quality experiments while exploring the Bay.

San SalvadorSan Salvador - USA

Being built now
Future Home Port: San Diego, California

We are building a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's flag ship when he sailed into San Diego bay, claiming this area for Spain. Visit the construction site village at Spanish Landing. Click here for build-site info

San Salvador village and build-site included with Festival of Sail Tall Ship Ticket.

Spirit of Dana PointSpirit of Dana Point - USA

Length Overall: 83’
Beam: 25’
Draft: 10’
Sail Area: 5000 sq. ft.
Rig: Gaff topsail schooner
Built: 1983 Costa Mesa, California
Home Port: Dana Point, California

Spirit of Dana Point which is a fine example of an eighteenth century vessel giving twenty-first century children the chance to learn about life at sea. Originally named Pilgrim of Newport, it was Dennis Holland’s lifelong dream to build a traditionally accurate replica of a 1770s privateer used during the American Revolution. It took him thirteen years to build the ship in his backyard from plans he purchased from the Smithsonian Institute. Her design was built for speed, and was a predecessor to the Baltimore Clipper, which was used for smuggling. The ship was purchased by the Ocean Institute in 2004 to join their education fleet and renamed Spirit of Dana Point, in honor of the community that supports her worthy mission.

SSV Robert C. SeamansSSV Robert C. Seamans - USA

Length Overall: 134’ 6"
Beam: 25.4’
Draft: 13.8’
Sail Area: 8554 sq. ft.
Rig: Brigantine
Built: 2001 J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding, Tacoma, WA
Home Port: Woods Hole, MA

SSV Robert C. Seamans is one of two brigantine ships owned and operated by the Sea Education Association (SEA) of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. SEA is an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education while exploring ports of call in Europe, the Caribbean, Polynesia, or Oceania. SSV Robert C. Seamans operates in the Pacific Basin and SSV Corwith Cramer in the Atlantic. The ships serve as platforms to educate students from all academic majors about the world’s oceans through our fully accredited study abroad program, SEA Semester®. SSV Robert C. Seamans, built in 2001 in the U.S., is a sophisticated sailing school vessel (SSV) outfitted with hydrographic winches, bathymetric equipment, biological and geological sampling equipment, a wet/dry laboratory, and a computer laboratory. Explore, dream, discover!

Star of IndiaStar of India - USA

Length Overall: 278'
Beam: 35'
Draft: 14'
Sail Area: 18,000 sq. ft.
Rig: Barque
Built: 1863 Ramsey, Isle of Man
Home Port: San Diego, California

The emblematic flagship of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Star of India holds the distinctive title of the oldest active ship in the world. Star of India became a National Historic Landmark in 1966, and was awarded the World Ship Trust and American Ship Trust Maritime Heritage Awards in 1996. She began her life as the British full-rigged ship Euterpe, named for the ancient Greek muse of music. She is one of the earliest iron hulled ships to be built in the world. In 1901, the Alaska Packers of San Francisco rigged her down to a barque, and renamed her Star of India. In 1927, she was purchased and brought to San Diego for restoration that took almost 50 years before she was ready to sail again. Since 1976, dedicated volunteer crews have had the honor to sail her for special occasions. Star of India celebrates her 148th birthday this November 14, 2011.

SurpriseSurprise - USA

Length: 179’
Beam: 32’
Draft: 13’
Sail Area: 13,000 sq. ft.
Rig: Full Rigged Ship
Built: 1970 Nova Scotia
Home Port: San Diego, California

Surprise, built in 1970, is a full rigged ship. She began her career as part of our nation’s bicentennial celebration. Her builders painstakingly reproduced the 24 gun frigate the HMS Rose from original construction diagrams dated 1757. In 1991, sailing under the name “HMS” Rose, she was certified as America’s first Class-A sail training vessel. In 2001, after significant modifications, the Rose “blossomed,” becoming the star of 20th Century Fox’s hit film Master and Commander where her name was changed to Surprise which was the fictional command of Captain Jack Aubrey, of Patrick O’Brian’s books. The Maritime Museum of San Diego purchased the ship from Fox Studios in 2004, and has recently opened a new exhibit on her decks, “Enlighten Voyages: epic journeys that changed the Pacific.”

Tole MourTole Mour - USA

Length Overall: 156’
Beam: 31’
Draft: 13.5’
Sail Area: 8500 sq. ft.
Rig: Square rigged topsail schooner
Built: 1988 Whidbey Island, Washington
Home Port: Long Beach, CA

The SSV Tole Mour is a 156 ft schooner and sail training vessel operating in the Channel Islands of California, off the West Coast of the United States. Built by the Nichols Bros. Boat Builders on Whidbey Island in Washington’s Puget Sound to withstand the extreme conditions of the South Pacific, she is extremely seaworthy and meets or exceeds all of the United States Coast Guard’s regulations as a Sailing School Vessel, while offering luxurious accommodations in comparison to other tall ships. At 229 gross registered tons she is the largest active tall ship on the West Coast.

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