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Cabrillo Festival in San Diego

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Cabrillo Festival in San Diego

In the late 15th century into the 16th century, Europeans from several countries traveled the globe in search of new trading routes. Spain had several explorers who came to the North American continent. Hernan Cortes made many discoveries in Mexico, and Francisco Vazquez de Coronado became well known for his stories about the seven cities of gold. The first explorer to set foot in what is now known as California was Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. Questions have risen regarding ...

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Star of India – World’s Oldest Active Ship

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Star of India – World’s Oldest Active Ship

San Diego’s Maritime Museum is home to the world’s oldest active sailing ship, the Star of India. Life for this sturdy ship began at the Ramsey Shipyard in 1863. During this era, iron ships were a new concept as most vessels used wood for building.

This was actually quite a brilliant approach to ship building at the time. Iron will float as long as the object weights less than the same amount of water it displaces.  Five months after ...

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Nautical Myths and Superstitions

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Nautical Myths and Superstitions

Ancient Yacht Traditions

Men may have traveled the sea as far back as 70,000 years. No doubt, countless nautical myths and superstitions have come and gone. In today’s world modern world, along with the recent past, there’s no shortage of nautical myths. Consider the following nautical myths and superstitions, but don’t let them spoil your fun at sea:

Nautical Myths and Superstitions – Regarding date

  • It’s bad luck to start a voyage on Friday – Christ was crucified on a Friday.
  • Never ...
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