Flying her sails

The "Californian", the official tall ship of our proud state, here in SB waters! Info on the 130′ schooner here: http://www.sdmaritime.org/californian/

Californian has nine sails, carries 7,000 square feet of canvas, and is armed with four six-pound deck guns.

Californian was built from the ground up in 1984 at Spanish Landing in San Diego Bay. She was launched with great fanfare for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. In July 2003, the Governor signed a bill into law designating the Californian as the official tall ship of the State of California. She is the only ship to carry this prestigious title.

The Californian is a replica of the 1847 Revenue Cutter C.W. Lawrence, which patrolled the coast of California enforcing federal law during the gold rush. The Revenue Cutter Service, along with four other federal maritime agencies, was consolidated into the United States Coast Guard in 1915.

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