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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

See a piece of once-buried Gold Rush history in the museum

January 14, 2013 Posted by: Ranger Christine

NIANTIC, a Gold Rush-era sailing ship lay buried at the intersection of Clay and Sansome streets for many years. This piece of her stern is on display in the museum. Go here  www.nps.gov/safr/historyculture/nianticjournals.htm  to read more about her fascinating history and the people connected to her.
A piece of a wooden ship.


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