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The Pilgrim

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The Pilgrim

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24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629
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LikesBullmastiffs wrote a review Jul 2020
Dana Point5 contributions5 helpful votes
Sadly, the Pilgrim keeled and sank earlier this year and was removed from the harbor. It was not recoverable. The harbor remains a beautiful place to visit, however.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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ct_coronado wrote a review Dec 2019
Nashville, Tennessee82 contributions13 helpful votes
Great experience for kids right next to the Marine Institute. That whole area at the end of the harbor is a great spot for kids. Lots of learning activities that are fun.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Steve B wrote a review Oct 2019
Pasadena, California68 contributions15 helpful votes
We took a tour of the Pilgrim after reading the book "Two Years Before the Mast". How the tour brought the book alive. Our guide explained the ship and answered all of our questions. While we were waiting for the ship tour we had a tour of the Ocean Institute and learned about
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Teri N wrote a review Jul 2019
Beaver Dam, Arizona21 contributions4 helpful votes
On Sundays we were able to take a tour of a sailing ship like the Pilgrim. It was excellent. We were able to watch the Pilgrim launch and set her sails once she got out of the harbor. It was a great experience.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Bandonman wrote a review Jul 2019
Massachusetts134 contributions45 helpful votes
Built in 1945, the "new" brig Pilgrim is a replica of the original Pilgrim sailed by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. in 1834-35 on his historic cruise from Boston the coast of California, which he chronicled in his literary classic Two Years Before The Mast. It's a great educational
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Date of experience: April 2019
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