Monday, June 11, 2007

Maritime Museum of San Diego

This little pewter thimble is available through the Maritime Museum of San Diego (CA), which is home to several old, historic ships, including an 1898 steam ferry, Berkeley; a 1904 steam yacht, Medea; and "the world’s oldest active ship," the Star of India. They also have some fine replicas, particularly the Californian, the state of California's official Tall Ship, and the H.M.S Surprise, a replica of an eighteenth century Royal Navy frigate.
For loads of money, "established"* groups or individuals may rent out the Berkeley, the Star of India, and the Surprise, and the Californian may likewise be chartered to sail. The thimble, above left, is $7.99 , plus S/H.
The boat (OK, ship) depicted atop the thimble is the Star of India.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Ph.: (619) 234-9153
Hours: Open every day.
9 a.m.-8 p.m. Labor Day to Memorial Day.
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day, inclusive.

*"Established" here would include groups or individuals with loads of money.

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