Maritime Museum Recreates Cannon Battles on San Diego Bay

The Maritime Museum of San Diego will host recreations of 19th century canon battles on San Diego Bay on Dec. 19-20, Dec. 26-27 and Jan. 2-3

The cannons will fly this weekend at San Diego Bay as a couple of the Maritime Museum’s tall ships partake in battle reenactments of Naval warfare from the 19th century.

On both Saturday and Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Maritime Museum of San Diego along downtown’s Embarcadero will invite patrons to hop aboard its tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington for some thrills by way of cannon battle recreations on the bay.

Visitors can help the crew defend the ship during the recreations, raise the sails and heave on the lines, or just sit back, relax and take in the action-packed show. The ships will depart from the Maritime Museum located on the Embarcadero at 1492 N. Harbor Dr.

Organizers say tickets for the event range between $47 and $91 per person, and are available on the museum’s website or by calling (619) 234-9153, ext. 101. Tickets for the special event also include admission to the Maritime Museum.

Those who can’t make the cannon battles this weekend will have a few other opportunities to get in on the action. The Maritime Museum will host the event again on Dec. 26 and Dec. 27, and Jan. 2 and Jan. 3, also from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For additional details on the cannon battles, click here. Also, check out the video below for a sneak peek at the action on the water.

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