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

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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.

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?

Balclutha moored at the pier with a modern container ship passing behind her.

A modern container ship slips behind Balclutha on its way to port. Ocean routes are still the major highways of the world. Balclutha, moored at San Francisco Maritime NHP, was an ocean-going cargo ship for 43 years, between 1886 and 1929.