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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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?

Fog envelopes San Francisco Bay, leaving only the top of the Golden Gate Bridge visible.

“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Many attribute this phrase to Mark Twain, however the origin is unknown. It is a good thing to remember when visiting San Francisco Maritime during the summer. Don’t forget a coat, as the summer fog keeps temperatures in the city cool.