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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Life aboard ship and SF Maritime Collections

Highlights from the Park's collections related to life aboard ship for crew or passengers, at work or at play:
 

Foodways:

Games:

More about life at sea:

Getting aboard ship--going to sea:

Did You Know?

Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier.

The 19th Century sailing ship Balclutha, moored at San Francisco Maritime NHP, carried tons of coal during her career. Coal from Wales and Australia provided fuel for the West Coast's railroads, steamships, factories, businesses and homes.