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  • Everyday from 08/21/2014 to 12/31/2016 San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Adventures at Sea: Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

    Join in on a guided tour of the historic ship Balclutha. Discover the hardships and rewards of the sailors who fought for survival during the treacherous Cape Horn passage.

    On February 1, 8, and 15, 2015 the tour will be: 

    The Great Migration in Alaska: African Americans, the Alaska Packers Association, and the Politics of Race at Sea, 1896-1929

    In 1920, more than 300 African Americans signed contracts to work in Alaska's salmon industry and voyaged north aboard the Star of Alaska (Balclutha) and similar ships. These men were part of the early wave of the Great Migration from the South, and we invite visitors to explore their experiences.

    Location: On BALCLUTHA, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park | Map Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Vessel Admission: $5, Free for visitors 15 and younger Contact Name: Visitor Center Information Desk Contact Email: morgan_smith@nps.gov Contact Phone Number: 415-447-5000
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