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Arizonans Invited To 'Beat The Heat' In San Diego

The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers four great events to lure locals and visitors alike.

 

California Away Trip - Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30

Join us as we set sail to the beautiful waters of The Channel Islands of California aboard the schooner californian. Each voyage offers a unique perspective on seamanship, maritime history and the awesome beauty of the Pacific Ocean. The Channel Islands adventure sail will use the tall ship, californian, as our base camp for a kayaking adventure. Exploring by kayak is a great and fun way to get up close and personal to all of the sights. The crystal clear waters provide excellent viewing of the rugged shoreline, hidden coves and the underwater marine preserve. Colorful sea stars, flying fish and bright orange Garibaldi are just some of the amazing sea creatures surrounding the island. All onboard meals, Kayaks, life vests, paddles, and safety equipment are included.

Sip N' Ship Beer Festival - Saturday, Aug. 20

Save the date for our Sip N' Ship Beer Festival! The Maritime Museum of San Diego is partnering with Rock Star Beer to bring you a unique Craft Beer Festival aboard our historic vessels. VIP Tickets are $50 and allow for early access. General Admission tickets are $35. There will be food trucks on site with many delicious options! Visit http://www.sdmaritime.org for more information.

To The Brink Of War Now Open!

This summer, a new and exciting audio-visual exhibit will open on board the Museum's Foxtrot Class Soviet-era submarine. Visitors will learn what it was like to command and crew one of these vessels during the height of the Cold War. This will be an interactive history lesson that goes far beyond recounting life on board a Russian submarine. These events will be brought to life using historical archival footage and a gripping audio drama. Museum curators anticipate that this will be the first of a series of animations to be installed as permanent exhibits.

Sea Chantey Festival - Sunday, Aug. 28

For centuries, sailors have honed their shipboard skills to the cadence of songs recounting the adventure, tragedy and romance of life at sea. These "sea chanteys" and the sailors life they describe, come to life aboard the Star Of India. The music begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 4:25 p.m. with a group finale.

Best of all, the whole event is included with Maritime Museum admission at no extra charge. Visitors will enjoy sea chanteys and traditional folk music performed by popular local and national artists such as The Jackstraws, The Bilge Pump band, Gilman Carver and more. Star Of India sail crew will demonstrate various shipboard skills traditionally accompanied by sea chanteys and visitors will have a chance to join in and raise the sails of the historic ship.

 

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