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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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 large, ship-shaped building with a red tile roof.

The Aquatic Park Bathhouse building, a Depression-era, Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, was completed in 1939. The art deco building includes tile mosaics of fish, marble floors that resemble a sea chart, and interior walls painted with murals depicting strange creatures of the deep. More...