Although the Pilgrims never came to San Diego, a ship named Pilgrim did.  Learn about Richard Henry Dana, Jr. author of Two Years Before the Mast, the diary Dana kept while at sea.  First published in 1841, it is one of America’s most famous accounts of life at sea.  It contains a rare and detailed account of life on the California coast a decade before the Gold Rush revolutionized the region’s culture and society. 

We’ll hear fun ship stories, listen to sea shanties (songs) and make a ship’s knot wristband to take home.