• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Ferryboat EUREKA closed for maintenance.

    Ferryboat EUREKA is closed for maintenance. The gangway that links the ship to the pier is being repaired.

Birds of the Bay

A close-up of the head of a western gull.

A western gull.

NPS Dan Ng

Saturdays, February 16, March 9, April 20, and May 4, 10-11:30 am. Meet at the entrance to Hyde Street Pier. FREE.

All are welcome including children and beginners. We will view water, shore, citified, and migratory birds on this easy stroll. There will be a brief orientation to spotting birds, and to using guidebooks and binoculars. Dress in layers with sun hat and sunscreen. Bring your own guidebooks and binoculars if you have them.

 
A brown pelican floating on the water.
This is a brown pelican!
NPS, Will Elder

Did You Know?

Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier.

The 19th Century sailing ship Balclutha, moored at San Francisco Maritime NHP, carried tons of coal during her career. Coal from Wales and Australia provided fuel for the West Coast's railroads, steamships, factories, businesses and homes.