Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Giver Of Much Delight


The Star of India (originally named Euterpe) is seen in the harbor of San Diego.

According to their website, The Star of India is the world’s oldest active sailing ship. She began her life on the stocks at Ramsey Shipyard on the Isle of Man in 1863. Iron ships were experiments of sorts then, with most vessels still being built of wood. Within five months of laying her keel, the ship was launched into her element. She bore the name Euterpe, after the Greek muse of music and poetry.

Interesting facts about The Star of India:

* Launched five days before Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

* Sailed twenty-one times around the world

* Never fitted with auxiliary power

* Went aground in Hawaii

* Became an “American” ship by Act of Congress

* Trapped in ice in Alaska

* Still sails in the ocean by a volunteer crew

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2014: The Most Awkward Descent Down A Snow Covered Hill. Ever.
2013: At The Top Of My Favorite Cities List
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2010: Where The Bunnies Of The Desert Hang Out
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