California Historical Landmarks in San Diego County
California Historical Landmark 1030
Star of India
Maritime Museum of San Diego
1306 North Harbor Drive
The "Star of India," a three masted bark, is the oldest iron-hulled merchant ship afloat. Built on the Isle of Man, Great Britain, she was launched in 1863 and christened "Euterpe." The Trans-Pacific trade from 1871-1898 resulted in the "Euterpe" circumnavigating the earth twenty-one times, stopping in San Francisco in 1873 and 1883. She was purchased by the Alaska Packers Association to service the salmon canneries in Alaska, leaving each season from Alameda during 1902-1923, Euterpe was renamed "Star of India." "Star of India" continues to sail the Pacific Ocean as an active reminder of early California's maritime commerce.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 1030
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Maritime Museum of San Diego and The Ancient and Honorable order of E Clampus Vitus, Squibob Chapter, August 8, 1999.
Star of India is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.