• 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.

Research contacts

Drawing of waiving sailor from Gordon Grant's Sail Ho

"Leaving Her," from Sail Ho! by Gordon Grant.

c1931, used with permission.

Have a question? Contact the Park's Reference staff--they can help you with your research into the Park's Collections, provide referrals to other professionals within the Park, or to other institutions.

By phone: 415-561-7030 during business hours to reach the Maritime Research Center staff member on duty.

The Reference staff may also be contacted by email, by fax to 415-556-3540, or by post:

Reference Staff
SF Maritime NHP Research Center
Fort Mason Center, Bldg. E
San Francisco, CA 94123
USA

 
Civilian Conservation Corp enrollee in charge of Ash Mountain Headquarters Library circa 1936

Ash Mtn. Library

NPS Photo

The NPS Ask-a-Librarian Web-based Reference Service is also available to help you with your research.

Did You Know?

Fog envelopes San Francisco Bay, leaving only the top of the Golden Gate Bridge visible.

“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Many attribute this phrase to Mark Twain, however the origin is unknown. It is a good thing to remember when visiting San Francisco Maritime during the summer. Don’t forget a coat, as the summer fog keeps temperatures in the city cool.