Maritime Museum of San Diego, serving as the community memory of our seafaring experience by collecting, preserving, and presenting our rich maritime heritage and historic connections with the Pacific world, welcomes visitors to explore Wish You Were Here, an exhibit featuring an array of vintage postcards and photography from around the globe, open through May 2020 at the Maritime Museum of San Diego Compass and Gould Eddy Galleries aboard the national historic landmark, the 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley, Wish You Were Here invites guests to become immersed in an amazing array of vintage color-tinted San Diego postcards. From landmark events to world-class attractions, guests will see why the region has for more than 100 years earned a reputation as one of the world’s most popular spots for travel and adventure.
Visitors to the exhibit each receive a commemorative postcard to send to friends and family.
This is an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to stroll down memory lane as the Museum unveils a collection of scenic San Diego backdrops that stun and inspire pride and return visits to America’s Finest City.” Wish You Were Here includes an eclectic vintage postcard portfolio of the old Santa Fe Depot, Tent City, the ferryboat and ferry landings, downtown San Diego, the glistening beaches and the crazy caves, the Cabrillo Lighthouse, Harvard & Yale Coastliners, horseracing hotspots, high society yachting and generations of racing. Up and down the coast visitors will go, from San Diego to Long Beach to Redondo, San
Pedro and Catalina Island. Flashbacks include the historical days at the Balboa Park Exposition, Charles Lindbergh’s visit, WWI Naval fleet and stations, the Spreckles yacht sailing San Diego Bay and our rich history in development of aviation and airports.
For adventurous types, the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Wish You Were Here exhibit also taps into the jet-setter deep within. Stepping outside of the SoCal known, visitors will wander through a brilliant collection of black and white international Ports of Call photography featuring contributions from Southern Californian history buff Nancy K. Dubois. Ms. Nancy K. DuBois of Beverly Hills, has a passion for sailing and historical photographs. Over many years she has been an avid photo collector of sea port images from around the world, and recently donated her collection to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
Located on the north embarcadero, 1492 N. Harbor Drive between Grape and Ash Street. Metered parking limit 3 hours. Public transportation, ride-share or alternative parking locations may be considered.
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