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Songs of the Sea

21st annual Sea Chantey Fest in August

SAN DIEGO―For centuries, sailor’s 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 sailor’s life they describe, come to life aboard the Star of India. The Maritime Museum of San Diego, along with San Diego Folk Heritage, presents the 21st Annual Sea Chantey Fest on Sunday, August 11, 2013. The music begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 4:45 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, John Kraus, Raggle Taggle and more. See the museum’s website (www.sdmaritime.org) for the complete performance schedule and to purchase tickets. Adults are $16and kids 12 and under are $8. The 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.

About the Maritime Museum of San Diego

The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship the Star of India. The museum is located on the North Embarcadero in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The telephone number for general inquiries is 619-234-9153. Additional information can be found on the museum’s website at http://www.sdmaritime.org


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