Hundreds of sailing ships are anchored in San Diego's harbor, but the Star of India is one of the most interesting and historic. The three-masted vessel, which is the world's oldest iron vessel still able to go to sea, has been anchored in San Diego's harbor since 1927. The vessel was originally known as the Euterpe and was launched in November 1863, a few days prior to the Gettysburgh address. It collected rust for 30 years in San Diego's harbor until Capt. Alan Villiers visited San Diego. A well-known skipper and author, Villiers sparked a movement among locals to clean up the Star of India, making it an historical attraction and museum.