• 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 beginning March 11 and into April for maintenance. The gangway that links the ship to the pier needs to be raised so it can be repaired.

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A man standing at the helm of a sailboat.

Kenichi Horie at Hyde Street Pier in 2002

NPS

Kenichi Horie: Japan's Most Famous Yachtsman

 
A mural showing flying pelicans and a marshy shoreline.

A mural depicting a wind-swept Yelamu village along the lush, marshy edge of San Francisco Bay during the 1770s.

NPS

Native American maritime heritage

 
 
Sargent Johnson wearing a hat.

Sargent Claude Johnson

WikiMedia

Sargent Claude Johnson: Created artwork for the Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building (Maritime Museum)

 
A man standing on a sidewalk wearing a three- piece suit.

Thomas C. Fleming, 22 years old, in 1929.

Photo courtesy of Max Millard

Thomas C. Fleming: Black Newsman Went to Sea on the Admiral Line
 
An oil painting of a three-masted sailing ship.

An oil painting of NIANTIC in port at Ningpo, China.

NPS SAFR 22386

George S. Payne: Sailor, Solider, Journalist: He sailed on the first four voyages of the Niantic.

 
Photos of a man and woman in a photo album.

Pete and Hilda Nelson.

NPS

"Whitehead Pete" and Hilda Nelson: Nelson owned the C.A.Thayer 1912-1925

 
An illustration of a Hicks engine.

Hicks engine.

NPS SAFR 17336 HDC 1092

James Lee Hicks: Modified and refined the single cylinder, four-stroke gasoline engine

Did You Know?

Three sailors posing and the man on the left is holding a small dog.

Animals once served as important members of a ship's crew. Even though many of them worked to control pests or provide food, their main function was to serve as ship's mascot. The dogs, cats, birds, monkeys, and even bear cubs that went to sea as mascots, can often be seen in formal crew portraits. More...