Steam and SF Maritime Collections
Highlights from the Park's collections related to steam, steam engines, and steam powered vessels:
Architects and Engineers:
L. Christian "Chris" Norgaard, naval architect
California (Pacific Mail steamer):
Emma Alexander (Admiral Line steamer):
Eppleton Hall (1914 steam tug):
Eureka (1890 steam ferry):
Hercules (1907 steam tug):
Wapama (1915 steam schooner):
Did You Know?
Loading ports are small, watertight doors in a ship's hull that lead directly into the hold. Lumber could be more easily loaded into the hold through these ports rather than through the smaller hatches on the deck. These ports had to be caulked shut before the ship put to sea. More...