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#1030:  Star of India

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Location:

1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego

32.720352,-117.173496

Plaque:

State Plaque

Links:

Info from the Maritime Museum


Notes:

None


Plaque Text:

Star of India

The “Star of India,” a three-masted bark, is the oldest iron-hulled merchant ship afloat. Built on the Isle of Man, Great Britain, she was launched in 1863 and christened "Euterpe". The Trans-Pacific trade from 1871-1898 resulted in the Euterpe circumnavigating the earth twenty-one times, stopping in San Francisco in 1873 and 1883. She was purchased by the Alaska Packers Association to service the salmon canneries in Alaska, leaving each season from Alameda during 1902-1923, Euterpe was renamed Star of India. The Star of India continues to sail the Pacific Ocean as an active reminder of early California’s maritime commerce.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Maritime Museum of San Diego and the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Squibob Chapter, August 8, 1999.



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