Field of View: Building the Second San Salvador

by on July 13, 2012 · 1 comment

in Culture, Field of View

There’s more than airport construction happening along Harbor Drive. The San Diego Maritime Museum, together with the Port and City of San Diego, are building a replica of the San Salvador—the flagship vessel of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo as he explored the west coast.  The full-sized ship, which will be fully functional and historically accurate, is slated for completion by November 2013. It is an all-volunteer project.

Anna Daniels, Frank Gormlie and I received a tour of the site and got to see the Spanish Galleon’s work-in-progress. The volunteer program is led by Eric Gerhardt, a knowledgeable and gracious host.

This is just a tiny peek. For a detailed article regarding the project and history (and tons more pictures) by Frank Gormlie, click here.

All photos here by Annie Lane.

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avatar Dianne July 24, 2012 at 9:08 am

I love this project and wouldn’t mind periodic photo updates of the progress!

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