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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Visiting Hyde Street Pier

June 19, 2012 Posted by: Christine Baird
A western gull sitting on a railing at Hyde Street Pier.

A wooden railing runs along both sides of Hyde Street Pier. It is a wonderful walk out to the end of the pier and the railing is a good place to lean and take in the spectacular view of the Bay, Marin Headlands, and the Golden Gate Bridge (and much more). We ask visitors not to climb or sit on the rails for their safety but we make an exception for the above (frequent) visitors.


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  1. Chris - SF, CA
    June 26, 2012 at 11:20

    nice bird profile!

 

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A white marking painted on the port side of Balclutha with letters and lines.

This "Plimsoll Mark" is painted on the port side of Balclutha and named for Samuel Plimsoll, an Englishman who fought to pass the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876. Before this law, many ships were dangerously overloaded and many sank. These “coffin ships” claimed the lives of many sailors. More...