A couple classic wooden working boats at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

I had an opportunity to stroll briefly past the Maritime Museum of San Diego this weekend. Looks like a nice spot for those interested in ships. I did find a couple nice-looking local wooden work boats. The first is a little fishing boat that apparently traces its roots to the Mediterranean, courtesy of Italian immigrants. Very cute.

Mediterranean-derived fishing boat

The second is a gorgeous little sloop that was used to go meet ships early in her career and then as a racer later in life. I love this boat. She has a gaff rig and long bowsprit that seem Friendship sloop-ish but then has that shallow, double-ended hull. Nice find there.

Sloop

3 Comments for “A couple classic wooden working boats at the Maritime Museum of San Diego”

says:

Those two classic wooden working boats look in fantastic condition. I always love to imagine the past that these boats have gone through. I’m planning a trip to the Maritime Museum of San Diego soon myself.

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