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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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Sailing ships and SF Maritime Collections

Highlights from the Park's collections related to particular sailing ships (see also life aboard ship and SF Maritime Collections):

 

Alma:

Balclutha:

  • Bibliography, compiled by Chris Edwards with the assistance of Diane Cooper, August 8, 2004. A selection of recommended resources available in the Library. (Adobe Acrobat .pdf file, 2 p.)
  • Plans: see our Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Drawings page for obtaining them free online, or in print for a fee.

C.A. Thayer:

Croton:

Jeannette:

Kaiulani (later Star of Finland)

Lina:

Niantic:

Did You Know?

A view of the long, pointed bowsprint of the schooner THAYER that extends from the bow over the water.

The spar extending from the bow of the 1895 lumber schooner CA THAYER, is 59 feet long, with its rigging weighs 8,500 pounds, and is made of a single piece of Douglas fir. More...