The Star of India, formerly known as the Euterpe, is an 1860s sailing ship. Since it's a holiday, I'll save the ship pictures for next week and do the educational ones today. Sorry about the blur in some of them; it's hard to get pictures behind glass.
OK; here is a little hint of the ship...yes, these "exhibit cases" used to be bunks for sailors!
I think the brig took a cannonball to the mast.
I find it incredible to imagine the difficulty of navigating the open seas back in the day.
Pictures of the immigrants.
I wish I could go back and look closer at all this. Around this point I was sort of taking pictures more than reading, as my patient mother was ready enough to leave...
"Vasa 1628, An ill fated royal galleon":
More info on the Vasa here! (Apparently about 30-40 people died when it sank on its maiden voyage!)