• 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?

Golden wheat growing on stalks.

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