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Star of India returns following restoration

Star of India to set sail for first time in five years
Posted at 2:32 PM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-23 17:32:28-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The Star of India has returned to its home along San Diego’s Embarcadero after undergoing a days-long restoration.

The ship made the journey Friday after being dry docked at BAE Systems for 10 days.

Work on the vessel included hydro-blasting, anti-fouling and top side paint as well as an inspection of the ship’s hull integrity.

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The U.S. Coast Guard requires the ship to be hauled out for inspection and work every 10 years.

The restoration was made possible due to a $200,000 grant from the National Park Service’s Museum Heritage Program.

The Star of India was built in 1863 and has circumnavigated the globe 21 times, the San Diego Maritime Museum says.