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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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.
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.
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.

Did You Know?

Golden wheat growing on stalks.

Wheat -- California's other Gold Rush. The discovery of gold in 1848 brought sudden wealth and population growth to San Francisco. But wheat, California's golden grain, and first major export product, established San Francisco Bay as a port for world trade. More...