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

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Rope and Line and Wire..Oh My!

January 07, 2013 Posted by: Stephen Canright inspired this post

The end of a piece of wire rope is laying on the rail up against the white bulkhead, and a coil of manila line is hanging from the belaying pin. This photo was taken aboard BALCLUTHA.
A piece of wire rope and manila line.
For a bit more about rope, line, and wire go here http://www.nps.gov/safr/historyculture/rope.htm


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The last stop and turnaround point for the Powell/Hyde cable car line.

San Francisco Maritime is the only NPS site that has a cable car turnaround adjacent to the park. Riders disembark and workers push the cars around on the track to position them for the next journey back up steep Hyde Street.