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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Hyde Street Pier Closed Mondays through Thursdays (July 24 - August 20)

    For public safety, Hyde Street Pier will be closed mid-pier Mondays - Thursdays from July 24 - August 20 during replacement of Eureka's mooring piles. There is no access to the historic ships. The visitor center, Maritime Museum & Aquatic Park are open. More »

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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Fort Mason Center, Building E
San Francisco, CA 94123

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Headquarters 415-561-7000
Visitor Information 415-447-5000
Research Library 415-561-7030
Museum Building 415-561-7100
Small Boat Shop 415-556-4031
Volunteer Office 415-561-7160
Special Use Permits 415-561-7049
School Group Reservations 415-292-6664 or 561-6662 x30

Public Affairs Officer 415-561-7006

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Did You Know?

A view of the long, pointed bowsprint of the schooner THAYER that extends from the bow over the water.

The spar extending from the bow of the 1895 lumber schooner CA THAYER, is 59 feet long, with its rigging weighs 8,500 pounds, and is made of a single piece of Douglas fir. More...