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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Maritime poems for your pocket

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Celebrate!

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?

A woman seated behind a tule reed canoe.

This is Native American consultant Linda Yamane posing with the tule reed canoe she constructed for a new exhibit in the park's visitor center. "The Waterfront" exhibit opened in 2012 and features an historic walk around San Francisco's waterfront. More...