• 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?

Clipper card, SAFR 16981

Clipper cards were small, often colorful cards issued to advertise specific voyages from one port to another, usually from Boston or New York to San Francisco. Their heyday was the late 1850s to early 1860s. More...