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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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

 

Boilers, engines, turbines:

Donkey boiler:

Models:

Props:

 

Vessels:

California (Pacific Mail steamer):

City of Chester:

The City of Rio de Janeiro:

Cricket (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?

A historic photo of a 19th century San Francisco street.

19th century San Francisco was a hard drinking town. The sailing ship Balclutha helped quench that thirst by delivering cargoes containing Scotch whiskey, Dutch bitters, French vermouth and ales and liquors of all kinds. More...