- The Star of India, the world’s last iron hulled sailing ship was 150 years this weekend. That’s pretty big stuff, and the San Diego Maritime Museum celebrated her birthday with a Gala out in the middle of the bay. The web site for the museum, http://www.sdmaritime.org/ , shows a banner picture of the occasion. My mother and her third husband, Bob, had a yacht. We were able to go out with her the first time she sailed in 1984. Not a bit of wind. Blurry pictures to record the day, but oh, the excitement of that very first sail.
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