Ghost Hunters

Spirits On the Water

  • Season 4
  • , Episode 26  | 
  • Aired: 12/3/2008
    • Length: 43:40
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

The Star of India was built back in 1863, originally christened as the Euterpe. On her first voyage to India, the iron windjammer suffered a collision and her crew mutinied. This wasn't the only tragedy on the Euterpe. The ship fell into disrepair over the years until a restoration effort began in the 1950's. Fully restored by 1976, the Star sails at least once a year with a fully-trained volunteer crew, making her the oldest active ship in the world. The history of the ship makes it a landmark for San Diego. The paranormal experiences on the ship make it a landmark for investigators. Across the port from the Star of India rests the Berkeley, the 1898 steam ferryboat that is a National Historic Landmark. During the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the Berkeley carried thousands of survivors to safety. Her captain and crew, not knowing the fate of their own families, worked night and day to help victims escape the burning shores of San Francisco. In the early part of the 20th century, mining was still a vital component of the northern California landscape. You could buy mining supplies at any store, and pure nitroglycerin was available at any chemist's shop. This is why it was not a total surprise when one day, the entire side of Berkeley was blown out by a massive explosion.

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