Hyde Street Pier Closed Mondays through Thursdays (July 24 - August 20)
For public safety, Hyde Street Pier will be closed mid-pier Mondays - Thursdays from July 24 - August 20 during replacement of Eureka's mooring piles. There is no access to the historic ships. The visitor center, Maritime Museum & Aquatic Park are open. More »
Hilda Nelson's Family Photo Album
By Stephen Canright, Park Curator, Maritime History
His new wife urged him to go into business for himself and in 1902 he established a salmon salting station in Alaska at the Igushik River in Bristol Bay. By the early 1920s, Nelson was the largest operator in the salting business, a specialized corner of the Alaska salmon fishery. He spent summers in Alaska and during the off season traveled the nation to personally sell his catch. Pete never got rich, but was able to provide comfortably for his family.
Did You Know?
This is Native American consultant Linda Yamane posing with the tule reed canoe she constructed for a new exhibit in the park's visitor center. "The Waterfront" exhibit opened in 2012 and features an historic walk around San Francisco's waterfront. More...