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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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Harbor Master's Ledger

Use this handout with your class to explore Hyde Street Pier. While walking along the pier, the students act as the harbor master, and make an inventory of pier conditions. This includes noting what vessels are in port, wind speed and direction, sky and water conditions, and wildlife sightings.

Harbor Master's Ledger pdf file 70KB

 
 

Did You Know?

Fog envelopes San Francisco Bay, leaving only the top of the Golden Gate Bridge visible.

“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Many attribute this phrase to Mark Twain, however the origin is unknown. It is a good thing to remember when visiting San Francisco Maritime during the summer. Don’t forget a coat, as the summer fog keeps temperatures in the city cool.