Black Bart Navy Rum one of the key sponsors of San Diego Maritime Museum Rum Exhibition


Exhibits, Artifacts & 3D Displays Follow Rum’s History & San Diego Connection

NEW EXHIBIT OPENING NOVEMBER 4, 2017 at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

San Diego, CA (August 25, 2017) – Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, opens its latest exhibit, Rum: Sailors, Pirates and Prohibition, Saturday, November 4 in the Gould Eddy Gallery aboard the steam ferry Berkeley at Star of India Wharf. The fresh new interactive, educational and entertaining exhibit tells the story of the new world’s first distilled spirit from its origins on 17th century Caribbean sugar cane plantations to today’s trendy cocktail lounges. Using exhibits, artifacts and 3D displays, visitors will uncover stories of pirates, American and British sailors, and San Diego smugglers.

“We are thrilled to present the story of rum, the part it played in the rich history of sea-going men and its little-known connection to San Diego,” said Dr. Raymond Ashley, PhD., K.C.I., President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. “The exhibit covers more than 400 years, ranging from the early distilling process, rum’s role in American politics, including slavery, piracy, and prohibition. It’s an engaging and educational experience that rum, maritime and history buffs will enjoy.”

Opening weekend celebrations include an optional Rum Pour, Saturday and Sunday, November 4 & 5 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. aboard the Steam Ferry Berkeley. Festivities include music and commemorative cup with purchase of specialty rum drinks for visitors 21 and over. The exhibit is included with general admission to the Museum which is required to participate in the Rum Pour.

About the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, the Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is a 501c3 non-profit organization. The museum is located at Star of India Wharf in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The telephone number for general inquires is 619.234.9153 ext 101.