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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Hyde Street Pier Closed Mondays through Thursdays (July 24 - August 20)

    For public safety, Hyde Street Pier will be closed mid-pier Mondays - Thursdays from July 24 - August 20 during replacement of Eureka's mooring piles. There is no access to the historic ships. The visitor center, Maritime Museum & Aquatic Park are open. More »

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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

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The stern of the THAYER showing two rectangular-shaped openings.

Loading ports are small, watertight doors in a ship's hull that lead directly into the hold. Lumber could be more easily loaded into the hold through these ports rather than through the smaller hatches on the deck. These ports had to be caulked shut before the ship put to sea. More...