Star of India, is the world's oldest active ship, launched in 1863 from the Isle of Man, just a few days before President Lincoln's famous Gettysburg, US Cival War speach. Her original name was Euterpe (Greek goddess of music), and spent the first 25yrs transporting immigrants from London to California, Chile and New Zealand and circumnavigating the globe 25 times! Later sold to US owners her name was changed in 1906 to the Star of India and she sailed the Bering sea in search of salmon. Eventually retired to San Diego in 1923, she lay dormant for 3 decades until Capt. Alan Villers worked to have her restored and for the first time in 50 years she again salied on July 4th 1976.
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