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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

History & Culture

A collage of images from the park's collection.
A collage of images from the park's collections including photographs, a handwritten-letter, maps, painting, book cover, sextant, and a technical drawing.
NPS

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San Francisco Fire, 1906. A painting by William A. Coulter.

San Francisco Fire, 1906. A painting by William A. Coulter. The "Great Earthquake" shook the city at 5:12 am on Wednesday, April 18, 1906. William A. Coulter, a maritime artist and journalist, painted this scene on a ten foot wide window shade that he pulled from a demolished bank building in the rubble of the still-burning city. More...