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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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 us care of the Park Headquarters office at 415-556-1624, 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?

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...