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50th Anniversary Gala
 Guild Members gathered aboard the steam ferry BERKELEY to celebrate
 fifty years of ship model crafting in San Diego.

A Golden Anniversary

50 Years in San Diego!

Fifty years after a couple of local ship model craftsmen first met to discuss the formation of a club for like-minded enthusiasts, our Guild celebrated their foresight with a Gala dinner aboard the BERKELEY on San Diego's Embarcadero.

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 old friends and new came together face to face following a 15 month hiatus due to the global pandemic, making a special occasion doubly so.  All were treated to chanteys, raffles, barbeque, cake, and especially the opportunity to renew old ties and make new friends.

Founded 17 August 1971

Aboard the BERKELEY

Dockside each guest receives a compass with instructions... the treasure within

The Jack Straws discuss their chantey list on second deck, aft, as guests start to arrive

Letter from Bob Wright,
co-founder SDSMG

Model Shipways kit VOLANTE and raffle ticket, won by Howard G

Guy L and Hope R enjoy the calm before the storm

Early arrivals Frank D, Chuck S, and Doug Y

Bill and Janet G

Howard G

Letter from Ken Reynard,
captain of Bark STAR OF INDIA

First SDSMG newsletter,
Volume I, Number I, May 1977

Guy L finally gets to accept his 2020 Member of the Year Award
in person after 15 months of pandemic...

...and immediately breaks into an impromptu dance to the chantey "Drunken Sailor"

Provisions were plentiful thanks to Karl Z's work 

BBQ pork ribs, beef ribs, chicken, sides and lots of leftovers

Jay M leads off Show and Tell

Jay M's water pump

Jay M's cannon

Howard G inspects Jay M's rope walk
Mike H (background)

Doug W checks the scale of his INDEPENDENCE in corn cob units


Isaac W was away at SUNY Maritime College
but sent this photo of himself
aloft the STAR OF INDIA over this past summer


Robert W and Danielle

Ray Ashley, President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego
addresses the Museum's 50 year relationship with the Guild

Don B and Ahn V
Alex R, Chris S and Randel D (background)

Doug and Sema Y

Diana G

Dave Y

Karl Z

Robert H

Jon S

The Jack Straws

A "raft" of Guild Masters, past and present
James P, Don B, Bill G, Robert H, Alex R, Jon S

Cutlass in hand, former Guild Master James P cuts the cake