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1186-USS Dolphin Submarine – San Diego, CA

One November 24, 1968 the USS Dolphin dove to a depth of over 3,000 feet to become the world’s deepest diving submarine. Today the record still stands. The last of her kind, a diesel-electric submarine, was decommissioned in 2007 where [...]

July 6, 2015 California, San Diego, US Travel

716-Project Kaisai – San Diego, CA

Kaisai returned from the voyage via San Diego. These are photos of the boat as the crew raises and lowers the sails. The boat has 15 sails and all were up for the entrance into San Diego Harbor and the [...]

March 29, 2012 San Diego

715-Project Kaisai Junk – San Diego, CA

This is some of the junk the Kaisai crew collected on the voyage. The worst are fishing nets. When a fishing boat gets a snag, they usually cut the net free and sail away. Unfortunately, these nets catch other debris [...]

March 29, 2012 San Diego

714-Tall Ships Festival – San Diego, CA

Here are a few shots of San Diego Harbor, the Tall Ships Festival, and the docked boats. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Maritime+Museum+of+San+Diego,+North+Harbor+Drive,+San+Diego,+CA&hl=en&ll=32.72075,-117.17435&spn=0.004072,0.004168&sll=32.671664,-117.144123&sspn=0.184383,0.266762&oq=meritime+museum&t=h&z=18 HMS Surprise. San Diego Maritime Museum. Star of India. Sculpture of the famous end of WWII kiss that took place in Times [...]

March 29, 2012 San Diego

713-Tall Ships Parade – San Diego, CA

The Kaisai came to port the night before so they could participate in the San Diego Harbor Tall Ships Festival the next day. The ship picked up family and friends for the harbor cruise and the parade. Here are shots [...]

March 29, 2012 San Diego

712-USS Midway – San Diego, CA

USS Midway (CVB/CVA/CV-41) was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II. Active in the Vietnam War and in Operation Desert [...]

March 29, 2012 Aircraft, San Diego

711-Russian Sub – San Diego, CA

This was an old Russian sub that was modeled after the successful German subs from WWII. This vessel served until the early 1970s for the Russians. I can’t imagine being on this cramped, ancient, and poorly designed death trap under [...]

March 29, 2012 San Diego