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Weekend Escape - San Diego

Crew member Ben Cuatt, in period garb, leads the younger folks in cranking the sail-raising capstan aboard the Star of India at San Diego’s Maritime Museum. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
The Star of India, launched in 1863, was restored in 1976 and serves as a sea-worthy classroom. (LAT)
An overnight aboard the ship pretends to re-create a sailor’s life, complete with deck-swabbing, night watch and meals of “rat stew.” (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
One of the oldest active sailing ships in the world, the Star of India anchors in San Diego Harbor. The iron-hulled cargo ship, built 1863, invites visitors to sleep aboard at certain times of the year. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
The Californian fires a cannon salute as the Star of India passes the B-39 Soviet Submarine, another vessel in the fleet of the San Diego Maritime Museum. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
First Mate Kyle Dalton, right, surveys sailors before boarding the Star of India. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)