• 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.

Eureka

The ferryboat EUREKA moored at Hyde Street Pier.
The ferryboat EUREKA, built in 1890.
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EUREKA'S Statistics

Overall Length 299.5 feet
Extreme Width 78 feet
Gross Tonnage 2420
Horsepower 1500
Passengers 2300
Automobiles 120

Eureka is a wooden-hulled, sidewheel paddle steamboat.
From the passenger deck up, she is nearly identical fore and aft.
Her "double-end" design made disembarking quicker and easier.
Eureka's large "walking beam" steam engine remains intact.

 

Did You Know?

The Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner in the world, passing by the park with many smaller boats surrounding her.

The Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner in the world (1,131 feet long), pulled into San Francisco Bay on February 4, 2007. Here she is passing by the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.