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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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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.

Maritime poems for your pocket

NPS uniform pocket with gold badge

NPS uniform pocket with gold badge

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Poem in Your Pocket Day occurs every April as part of National Poetry Month--join us in celebrating by selecting a maritime poem to carry around with you. Print it out and carry it in your pocket, or save it to your portable device, and share it with others, take it out and read it during the day, work on learning it by heart to carry around with you in your thoughts! The links below will take you to poems specially formatted for Poem in Your Pocket Day, as well as shorter maritime poems suitable for printing or saving:



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Did You Know?

The last stop and turnaround point for the Powell/Hyde cable car line.

San Francisco Maritime is the only NPS site that has a cable car turnaround adjacent to the park. Riders disembark and workers push the cars around on the track to position them for the next journey back up steep Hyde Street.