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

Please Join Us on facebook

September 05, 2013 Posted by: Ranger Christine

Hello, posting on this blog has been technically challenging, although fun. I have been attempting to keep my posts fresh but have had limited success. Instead I am inviting you to check out our facebook page. You don't have to join facebook to see it. We are posting all sorts of interesting things and I think you will find something that delights, informs, educates, inspires you. So, please have a look and join the conversation. Let us know what you think. See you online and in the park.

https://www.facebook.com/SanFranciscoMaritimeNHP


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