For Immediate Release: 9/6/2016

Replica Ship San Salvador Comes to Monterey SHP


 Michael D. Green


MONTEREY, Calif. - Be part of history as the full-scale 16th century  replica of Juan Cabrillo’s San Salvador makes a stop at Monterey State Historic Park and docks at Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf - September 22-25. 

“It’s appropriate to link with San Diego in this way since we share such a rich maritime history, said Park Interpretive Program Manager Michael Green. “Partnering with the Maritime Museum of San Diego, the City of Monterey, volunteers and historic organizations has been a great team effort. And the shipboard exhibits will be a treat for the whole family.”

The schedule for the public shipboard visits in Monterey is (tickets available dockside):

  • Sept. 23 - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. FREE Admission; 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Adults $7; Youth $5; Children 3-and under free
  • Sept. 24 - 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Adults $7; Youth $5; Children 3-and under free
  • Sept. 25 - 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Adults $7; Youth $5; Children 3-and under free

This fall Cabrillo’s San Salvador: The Pacific Heritage Tour will make multi-port stops along the West Coast, offering a variety of onshore exhibits and seagoing adventures for all ages.

Cabrillo’s San Salvador: A Pacific Heritage Tour, sponsored by KPBS, commemorates the 1542 expedition led by explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo aboard the original San Salvador. Among Cabrillo’s many discoveries was present-day San Diego Bay, where the full-scale, seaworthy replica of his flagship galleon was built by skilled shipwrights and volunteers under the auspices of the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Twenty years in the planning and five years in construction, San Salvador is the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s newest educational platform, bringing our rich Pacific maritime history to life for adventurers young and old. Her maiden voyage celebration provides an opportunity for other California cities to share the experience.  Each venue will offer different planned events and immersive exhibits.

All dates and venues for A Pacific Heritage Tour include:

  • September 15-18: Oxnard, Channel Islands Maritime Museum
  • September 23-25: Monterey, Monterey State Historic Park CA Parks
  • September 30-October 9: Morro Bay, Central Coastal Maritime Museum Association

Planned events also include the opportunity to take one of three ocean-going excursions for ages 12 and up: Leg I: Morro Bay to Channel Islands to Oxnard (October 10-14), Leg II: Circumnavigate Catalina – Avalon to Avalon (October 17-21) and Leg III: Avalon to San Diego (October 23-26). It is open to a limited number of passengers, ages 12 and up. Priced at $995 per person or $3,500 for a party of 4, the adventures also include onboard accommodations and meals.

About Monterey State Historic Park (MSHP)

Located on Custom House Plaza, Monterey State Historic Park features museums and adobes throughout Monterey’s historic district, offers tours, school programs and seasonal special events. MSHP is supported by the Monterey State Historic Park Association (MSHPA) who sponsors the park’s educational programs and this event.

About the Maritime Museum of San Diego

The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship, the Star of India. The museum is located on the North Embarcadero in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The telephone number for general inquiries is 619-234-9153. Additional information can be found on the museum’s website at

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