Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pilot Boat "Pilot"

One of the attractions at the San Diego Maritime Museum is the former pilot boat "Pilot". When we went to the museum, however, it wasn't there with the other museum ships. We learned that it had been taken to Spanish Landing, on the north end of San Diego Bay, for maintenance and repairs on her hull. On our last day in San Diego, we went to Spanish Landing to see Pilot and the beginning of work on the San Salvador, a replica being built of the ship that explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sailed when he was the first European to explore San Diego Bay.

In addition to the temporary presence of the Pilot, and the beginnings of work on the San Salvador, the site had educational exhibits about the era (1500s) in which Cabrillo reached San Diego, including this replica representation of a local native american home.


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