The Star of the Sea

If the United States maritime history spurs tour imagination, then you'll definitely want to add the Maritime Museum of San Diego to your must-visit list. Located in the San Diego Bay, the Maritime Museum of San Diego sustains one of the largest collections of notable sea vessels in the United States. You'll see sailings ships, steam powered boats, submarines and more. The centerpiece of the museum's collection is the famous 1863 Star of India, whose storied history includes collisions, mutinies, cyclones, and more than a quarter century hauling immigrants from England and Ireland to New Zealand to begin new lives. The Museums latest addition to their fleet is the San Salvador. The ship is a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's ship that arrived at the port we now call San Diego on September 28, 1542. Bus Routes 923, 992, and Rapid 280 & 290.