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The Star of India

The Star of India provides seminar students with an opportunity to recreate what it was like to sail the seas in 1774 before the Revolutionary War or in 1851 during the California gold rush.  This special field trip allows students to plan ahead and become someone from the time period.  Each student carefully researches the time period and understands that preparation is necessary before one travels back in time.  The trip itself allows each student to become part of a crew, whether in the Galley, Starboard or Port crew each student gets to learn about sailing, navigating and even the politics and economics of the time period of the sail.