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

    San Francisco Maritime

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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.

Eppleton Hall

Eppleton Hall at Hyde Street Pier.
The EPPLETON HALL is a steel tug built in 1914 in England, and powered by two steam engines.
NPS
 
Length 100.6 feet
Beam 21.1 feet
Depth 10.8 feet
Gross Tonnage
166
Engines Two-sided lever

 
  1. Steam-powered sidewheeler built in 1914 in England
  2. Designed to tow ocean-going colliers (coal-carrying vessels) on the River Tyne
  3. Has two side-lever engines, also called grasshopper engines
  4. These engines can operate each paddlewheel independently
 

Did You Know?

The Balclutha, a sailing ship, built in 1886, now resides at Hyde Street Pier.

The resources of San Francisco Maritime NHP include five National Historic Landmark vessels. 1886 square-rigger Balclutha, 1890 steam ferryboat Eureka, 1891 scow schooner Alma, 1895 schooner C.A. Thayer, and 1907 steam tug Hercules. More...