Authentic Boom Salvaged from The ST.Rita


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This is authentic vintage Boom was salvaged from the San Diego tuna boat, the St. Rita. The St. Rita was built after WWII and was used to fish albacore during regular season, and sea bass in the off-season.  It was owned and operated by the Corona family for many years.  The St. Rita was not only their bread & butter, the family also used to sail her around the San Diego Bay on warm Sunday afternoons, as a way to enjoy time as a family. Some years ago, the St. Rita sank off the coast of Cedros Island Mexico, and Captain Corona only survived because the US Coastguard dragged him off by force.  Like a true Sea Captain, he wanted to go down with his vessel.  This Boom, along with a few other salvaged items, is all that is left of the St. Rita. It measures 19 ft. long and is made of the finest spruce pine wood there is. This relic carries a lot of historical value, and could be appreciated by the right person. Pictured below are some of the Corona family members with the St. Rita in 1949…

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