The Pilgrim is a full size replica of
the hide brig immortalized by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. in his
American classic seafaring novel Two Years Before the
Mast. Since her arrival in Dana Point in 1981, thousands of
children have stepped aboard her decks to participate in one of
her many award-winning living history programs.
The Ocean Institute’s second tall ship, the regal schooner
Spirit of Dana Point, allows students,
educators and the general public the opportunity to cast off from
the dock for exciting sailing adventures that last anywhere from
a few hours. . . to five days!
The 139-foot America is a replica of
the low black schooner famous for winning the historic Royal
Yacht Squadron’s “100 Guinea Cup” race around the Isle of Wight.
That trophy was donated to the New York Yacht Club to be held as
a challenge trophy, and it came to be known as the America’s Cup.
Next Level Sailing docks this famous yacht at the Maritime Museum
of San Diego.
The Bill of Rights is a replica of a
19th century 2-masted schooner designed by McCurdy, Rhodes, &
Bates and was constructed in South Bristol, Maine. She is 136 ft
long, with a 25 ft beam, 115 ft mainmast and tonnage of 160
A classic wooden boat, Curlew’s strong
and graceful hull is sheathed in long leaf yellow pine over a
sturdy frame of white oak. Fully inspected and certified by
the Coast Guard, Curlew is now
permanently berthed in Dana Point Harbor at the Dana Wharf