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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Ferryboat EUREKA closed for maintenance.

    Ferryboat EUREKA is closed for maintenance. The gangway that links the ship to the pier is being repaired.

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?

A boy holding a bucket and feeding chickens on the deck of a lumber schooner.

Children also went to sea with their families. Here a boy feeds the chickens standing on a load of lumber stowed on the deck of a lumber schooner. More...