The “Star of India,” the oldest active sailing ship, sails into San Diego Harbor on the occasion of its 160th birthday. After a five-year activity pause, the ship set sail on a small ocean-going expedition, celebrated by the San Diego Maritime Museum.

    • @NABDad
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      57 months ago

      Wikipedia says that the Star of India has a crew of volunteers and sails at least once a year, typically returning the same day.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_of_India_(ship)

      Unfortunately, it would seem the USS Constitution generally “sails” by being towed by tugboats.

      This article from 2012 mentions that she had only sailed on her own twice in 130 years.

      https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/massachusetts-uss-constitution/index.html

      According to that article, they sailed unassisted for 17 minutes traveling 1100 yards. At that point she was re-attached to tugboats and towed back to dock.

      Another article I read recently said that the crew for the USS Constitution is only about a quarter of what would be required to actually sail the ship.

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          27 months ago

          Agreed. I wish the Navy would get the USS Constitution crewed up to sail, even if it was just one a year to turn her around.

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