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

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  • 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 »

Historic Vessels

1886 square-rigger Balclutha

1895 schooner C. A. Thayer

1890 steam ferryboat Eureka

1891 scow schooner Alma

1907 steam tug Hercules

1914 paddlewheel tug Eppleton Hall

1890 (circa) San Francisco Bay Ark

1915 steam schooner Wapama


 
A modern-day cruise ship passing BALCLUTHA moored at Hyde Street Pier.
An interesting image contrasting a modern-day cruise liner and the 1886 BALCLUTHA.
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The bowsprint and bow section of BALCLUTHA with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
The bowsprit, figurehead and bow of BALCLUTHA with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
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A view of the Golden Gate Bridge and sail and power boats on the water.
The scow schooner ALMA with sails set, running with the wind on San Francisco Bay, with the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands in the background.
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Did You Know?

A large, ship-shaped building with a red tile roof.

The Aquatic Park Bathhouse building, a Depression-era, Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, was completed in 1939. The art deco building includes tile mosaics of fish, marble floors that resemble a sea chart, and interior walls painted with murals depicting strange creatures of the deep. More...