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post #9 of Old 07-24-2006
Dewey Benson
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Originally Posted by sailingdog
I'd be curious to know what cast-iron-hulled ships from the 1800's are still afloat. Can you name one?
The "Star of India" The last sailing East Indiasman in the world. Located on the San Diego Waterfront and operated by the Maritime museum here.

She sails once a year and causes quite a crowd out on the water. Lots of boats vieing for a view! Square rigged the crew handles sails the traditional way. Up the ratlines ye scurvy dogs! It's quite a show.

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