• 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.

360 Degree Images of Wapama

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The cargo hold. To view these “360 degree” images, your browser needs to support “flash” files. In addition to panning back and forth, you should be able to zoom in and out (try pressing the “shift” and “control” keys). All photography by Bruce Ecker.

 
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Did You Know?

The stern of the THAYER showing two rectangular-shaped openings.

Loading ports are small, watertight doors in a ship's hull that lead directly into the hold. Lumber could be more easily loaded into the hold through these ports rather than through the smaller hatches on the deck. These ports had to be caulked shut before the ship put to sea. More...