Pacific Tugboat Service Assists the Star of India Return Home After Dry-Docking
Pacific Tugboat Service carefully towed the Star of India back to her home on the Embarcadero after a long anticipated ten-year dry-docking period at BAE Shipyard. Pacific Tugboat Service has a tradition of supporting the Maritime Museum, which includes towing of many of its one of kind fleet. Star of India is the world’s oldest active sailing ship, built in Ramsey Shipyard on the Isle of Man in 1863. Named Euterpe at the time, she was a full-rigged ship and would remain so until 1901, when the Alaska Packers Association rigged her down to a barque, her present rig.
After a week in dry dock and a fresh coat of paint, San Diego's iconic Star of India returns to her berth at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. If you've never been aboard, go. If you've visited in the past, return. It's a great opportunity to connect with your Maritime DNA. Thanks to Star's fine crew, and Pacific Tugboat for the effort. Hope you enjoy this time lapse video from Friday night's return.Posted by Mark Albertazzi on Saturday, February 22, 2020