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It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY! Let’s learn about Californian

Posted by Tall Ships America on April 12, 2016

Californian at sea 7054

Californian Underway

 

Where you’ll find the ship

San Diego, CA

Fun Facts

Designed for speed, Californian has nine sails, carries 7,000 square feet of canvas, and is armed with four six-pound deck guns.

The backstory

The Californian is a replica of the 1847 Revenue Cutter C.W. Lawrence, which patrolled the coast of California enforcing federal law during the gold rush. The Revenue Cutter Service, along with four other federal maritime agencies, was consolidated into the United States Coast Guard in 1915.

Californian was built from the ground up in 1984 at Spanish Landing in San Diego Bay. She was launched with great fanfare for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. In July 2003, the Governor signed a bill into law designating the Californian as the official tall ship of the State of California.

Since her launching in San Diego the ship has played host to thousands of adventure travelers, sailing enthusiasts, students and history buffs up and down the West coast. She has also made voyages to Hawaii, Mexico and the East coast of the United States. Californian casts a distinctive and instantly recognizable silhouette and has become one of the most well known tall ships in America. The Maritime Museum of San Diego uses her for a variety of dockside and at sea educational programs along with public adventure sails ranging from a half-day to more than a week. Her annual tour of the California coast each summer offers residents and visitors throughout the state an opportunity to enjoy the State’s Official Tall Ship.

Who Sails

Groups and individuals of all ages

http://sdmaritime.org/visit/the-ships/californian/

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