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...

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...

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...