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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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    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 »

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?

The exterior of the historic brick buiding that houses the park visitor center.

The brick building that houses the Visitor Center was built in 1908. It was originally constructed as a warehouse for the California Fruit Canners Association. The building was was given Landmark Status in 1975.