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Contact: James Davis
The Maritime Museum of San Diego Invites San Diegans to a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Host an Event at the San Salvador Build Site
SAN DIEGO – March 23, 2012 – The Maritime Museum of San Diego, a San Diego nonprofit that serves as the community memory of our seafaring experience by collecting, preserving, and presenting our rich maritime heritage and historic connections with the Pacific world, welcomes guests to host a private waterfront event at the San Salvador Build Site on Spanish Landing.
Whether a corporate dinner, a group mixer, a party, or a celebration—the Maritime Museum offers a venue unlike any other. For a limited time groups can rent out the construction site during the building of the ship, San Salvador, an historically accurate replica of Juan Cabrillo’s flagship.
San Salvador and her epic journey with Juan Cabrillo resulted in the first visit by a European-organized expedition to the port of San Diego, and a first encounter with the original peoples of this region. She symbolizes our seafaring past and our origin as a community of many ethnicities and cultures.
In addition to relaxing on the waterfront, guests are welcome to take a private tour of the construction site and learn about the history of the vessel and San Diego. “It’s exciting to partake in such an historic event. This ship symbolizes the beginning of San Diego as we know it today,” said San Salvador Project Manager, Bruce Heyman.
“It’s awesome to be part of the process and watching a 1542 Spanish galleon rise out of a parking lot,” added Bruce Heyman.
About The Maritime Museum of San Diego
The purpose of the Maritime Museum of San Diego (www.sdmaritime.org) is to preserve the traditional knowledge, skills, and folk culture of the enterprise of the sea, provide a safe repository for material culture, and to illustrate how the maritime enterprise has touched and continues to influence our daily lives through innovative and engaging educational programs, exhibits, publications, and cultural events.