The Embarcadero and Waterfront—San Diego

by Whiski Business on March 19, 2011

The Embarcadero and Waterfront—San Diego

It’s a sensory overload that is so good it’s wrong. The sights, sounds, and smells, all intensified by the sunshine, cool breeze and undeniable energy of so many people. It’s especially noticeable in the area of the Maritime Museum. People are clamoring to board the historic vessels….ships, submarines, a ferry, a pilot boat, and even a 1904 steam yacht.

Notice the submarine next to the ferry Berkley? Right behind the Russian submarine is the 1904 steam yacht, Medea.


Docked on the opposite side of the Berkley is H.M.S. Surprise. This sailing vessel was actually used in the film–Master and Commander: Far Side of The World.

Now we have what I think is the most spectacular…..Star of India.

Star of India is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest active ship. She was named a National Historic Landmark in 1966. The history of this boat is vast and amazing.

As you stroll along the waterfront you get the pleasure of seeing a Tall Ship sail by…..

Farther down the waterfront is the Midway. As I said in a previous post—GO SEE!

The atmosphere along the walk is surreal. The history alone is fascinating, add to the mix, the beauty (sights), the music (sounds),

and aromas (smell). I don’t have a picture for that…I need smell-a-blog!


Everywhere you turn there is something to see – monuments scattered along the waterfront.

Well deserved and very well earned….I humbly thank anyone who has served and is currently serving.


Take a stroll along the waterfront, wander down to Seaport Village, take in the history of the Maritime Museum and the Midway. You won’t be disappointed.



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