• 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?

The CA Thayer, a lumber schooner, built in 1895 in Northern California.

Once, hundreds of sailing schooners carried lumber to San Francisco from Washington, Oregon, and the California Redwood Coast. Built in 1895, C.A. Thayer, once part of that mighty Pacific Coast fleet, survives at San Francisco Maritime NHP. More...