Pilgrim Fund
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Pilgrim Fund
Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr. 
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Since 1981, the Ocean Institute has showcased Pilgrim as a unique and effective floating educational platform for learners of all ages.  Over 300,000 K-12 students from all walks of life have had the opportunity to step back in time and live the life of a sailor in the 1830s. Students spend the night on Pilgrim participating in a powerful, hands-on program where they master crucial leadership, critical-thinking, and teamwork skills and experience history well beyond the four walls of any on-land classroom.

Today, Pilgrim and her life-changing programs need your help. Her hull is nearly 75 years old and is in peril.  This spectacular vessel is truly showing her age.  In an effort to sustain the ship’s unmatched impact on education as the most unique classroom in California, we must get her out of the water for experts to assess what next steps are critically needed to save her life.


If Pilgrim has made an impact on your life, or if you are inspired by this icon of America’s maritime history, please support this essential effort today.  The Ocean Institute’s staff, volunteers, and most importantly the thousands of students inspired by Pilgrim thank you for any level contribution you can make. 

Click here to make a donation to help preserve the Pilgrim

For more information please contact Dan Goldbacher at dgoldbacher@oceaninstitute.org or 949-496-2274 ext 615