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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Hyde Street Pier Closed Mondays through Thursdays (July 24 - August 20)

    For public safety, Hyde Street Pier will be closed mid-pier Mondays - Thursdays from July 24 - August 20 during replacement of Eureka's mooring piles. There is no access to the historic ships. The visitor center, Maritime Museum & Aquatic Park are open. More »

Sea Letter

A black and white line drawing of men celebrating in the fo'c'sle of a ship.
A celebration in the fo'c'sle of a ship. Drawing by Charles Rosner.
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Go to this link to see a PDF (740KB) of a Sea Letter published in December 1964, "A Collection for the Season." A short story, "Christmas in the FO'C'SLE," by Captain Fred K. Klebingat is included.

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...