San Diego Maritime Museum
"Jack London Photographer," continuing through Monday, December 3, features more than 50 images by the author. Exhibit focuses on refugees of the Russo-Japanese War for Hearst Syndicate 1904, ruins of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, adventures in the South Sea Islands 1907-08, and rounding Cape Horn onboard the barque Dirigo in 1912.
The museum's permanent exhibits include "Age of Sail," "Age of Steam," "Charting the Sea," "Harvesting the Ocean," and "San Diego's Navy." The museum fleet consists of the 1863 bark Star of India, the 1898 San Francisco ferryboat Berkeley, and the 1904 Scottish steam yacht Medea. The HMS Surprise, used in film Master and Commander, is permanently on exhibit; see artifacts, costumes, props used in making of the flick.
Also open for touring: the USS Dolphin, also known as the "world’s deepest-diving submarine"; and a B-39 Soviet attack submarine, among the largest conventionally powered submarines ever built. Nautical exhibits, ship carpenters, model building, ships in bottles, woodcarvers, complete research library.
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|Monday||9 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Thursday||9 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Saturday||9 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
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