Maritime Museum News – Summer 2015

LiveSocialCast, San Salvador, HMS Surprise, Festival of Sail, Donate Today!

August 26, 2015
by Museum Staff

Maritime Museum of San Diego partners with LiveSocialCast to broadcast live video streams at this years Tall Ship Port of San Diego Festival of Sail.

San Diego start-up connects viewers worldwide in real time via live video broadcasts on Periscope, Meerkat and YouTube.

Follow the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Twitter account @SDMaritime, for LiveSocialCast coverage.

Want to have real time interaction? Download the Periscope App and follow @SDMaritime on your Twitter account

The Maritime Museum of San Diego, with a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels, announced today the launch of a partnership with LiveSocialCast – a company specializing in live video broadcasts for business. Produced by broadcast television reporters, LiveSocialCast produces structured, entertaining, short-form live streaming video content that complements traditional social media marketing and public relations.

“We’re excited about this new avenue for boosting awareness and visibility with our LiveSocialCast partnership,” said Maritime Museum President and CEO Dr. Raymond Ashley. “It coincides perfectly with the launch and commissioning of our newest vessel San Salvador, a full size replica of explorer Juan Cabrillo’s Spanish galleon built in San Diego. It’s a great way to kick off the Port of San Diego Festival of Sail, and live video streaming makes it possible for viewers around the world to see the San Salvador and other tall ships participating in the festival”.

The Port of San Diego Festival of Sail, hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, transforms The Big Bay into a nautical, historical theme park. More than 20 historic, tall ships and other amazing vessels from around the world are visiting San Diego from September 5th to Labor Day. The Parade of Sail is Friday, September 4 from 3-5pm. Spectators can witness the parade along the embarcadero, and from Cabrillo National Monument, Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Seaport Village and other San Diego waterfront sites. Adam Jacobs, CEO of LiveSocialCast added, “The Maritime Museum of San Diego is an amazing global treasure and we are honored and excited to live broadcast the Parade of Sail. Viewers will be able to tune in and comment from anywhere in the world, sharing this one of a kind experience.”

“Live video broadcast platforms are disrupting television as we know it and capitalizing on the interactive experience viewers crave,” said Jacobs. “LiveSocialCast takes marketing reach and customer engagement to a whole new level.” Viewers can find LiveSocialCast coverage of the festivities by following the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Twitter account @SDMaritime.

Robyn Gallant, Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Events added, “The Maritime Museum of San Diego is the only place where you can see an exact replica of the ship that discovered America and more specifically, San Diego. The new San Salvador, combined with the worlds most extensive collection of tall ships in the world, offers visitors an incomparable experience through time relived and maritime history retold.”

About LiveSocialCast
LiveSocialCast, is a San Diego start-up led by producer and tech entrepreneur Adam Jacobs. Founded on the belief that every company has great, live stories to tell, Adam and his team of broadcast reporters work with companies to identify live-worthy opportunities and produce structured live video content that attracts new customers and strengthens existing customer relationships. LiveSocialCast programming lives on as legacy video content that can be added to a company’s website, YouTube channel and other social media platforms.

San Salvador

San Salvador at Marine Group

San Salvador is on schedule to make her appearance at this years Festival of Sail. After logistics, delays, and weather San Salvador has been at Marine Group Boat Works since late July preparing for her grand entrance during this years Parade of Sail, Friday September 4, 2015. While she will not be under sail, she will be leading the parade of 16 vessels under her own power (iron wind).

HMS Surprise

Four months and four days later HMS Surprise has returned to the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Many ribs, 8,000+ spikes, and lots of new planking, the HMS Surprise had an extensive makeover. We expect her to be open to the public very soon, but it’s so good to see her home.

HMS Surprise at Marine Group ready for the water
HMS Surprise at Marine Group ready for the water
HMS Surprise at Marine Group ready for the water
HMS Surprise being lowered into water at Marine Group

Great thanks to our talented crew for all the work performed. She looks amazing!

Festival of Sail

We want YOU!

YC's being delivered

YC’s being delivered can only mean one thing at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Festival of Sail is right around the corner.

Festival of Sail volunteers

Closed 09-01-2015 – There is still time to be a Volunteer for Festival of Sail. Be a part of the premier Tall Ship Festival along the west coast. Meet new people, see amazing ships, enjoy some lasting memories, get an ugly t-shirt, apply now!

Volunteer today.

Festival of Sail 2015 volunteering is closed. But you can still get involved with the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Click here to learn how.

Have a general question about Festival of Sail?

• Call (619) 234-9154 x101
Click Here for our Festival of Sail Page

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