Thursday, September 01, 2011

Star of India, iron sailing bark, oldest merchantman sailing today

The Star of India, formerly Euterpe, is the flagship of the San Diego Maritime Museum and sails occasionally.

View of Star of India with San Diego city skyline -- a contrast of old and new

Stern view of the Star of India, taken from the stern of the Surprise

Large windlass. In this era, mechanical equipment was becoming more powerful and sophisticated to help small crews handle large iron ships and try to remain competitive against the increasing threat of steamers

Main hatch at the level of the 'tween decks (below the open-air main deck and above the hold)

Bo'sun's locker in the 'tween deck forecastle; nerve center for maintenance, rigging, and ropework on the ship


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