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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

The Wonderful World of Steam

The Wonderful World of Steam...

Fill a tea kettle with water, place it on a hot stove, and after a few minutes, what do you hear?

If you guessed whistle, or made the sound “eeeeee!” you would be right!

Did You Know?

The CA Thayer, a lumber schooner, built in 1895 in Northern California.

Once, hundreds of sailing schooners carried lumber to San Francisco from Washington, Oregon, and the California Redwood Coast. Built in 1895, C.A. Thayer, once part of that mighty Pacific Coast fleet, survives at San Francisco Maritime NHP. More...