The Mystic Whaler is visiting San Diego. I saw it docked at the Maritime Museum of San Diego this afternoon.
With a name like Mystic Whaler, you might think this tall ship is circling the globe searching for the elusive Moby Dick.
The beautiful ship is from Connecticut, and after a passage through the Panama Canal, it’s making its way up the West Coast. Mystic Whaler’s ultimate destination is the Channel Islands, where it will serve as an educational ship for the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. A bunch of school kids are in for a real adventure!
The 83-foot-long Mystic Whaler is a reproduction of a late 19th-century coastal cargo schooner. You can read a great article concerning its history and future here.
The crewmember I spoke to was super nice. Good luck!