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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Ferryboat EUREKA closed for maintenance.

    Ferryboat EUREKA is closed for maintenance. The gangway that links the ship to the pier is being repaired.

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?

Morrison Logbook (HDC 1595, SAFR 22220)

Did you know the Park has journals that date back to the California Gold Rush? We recently added an account of a 220 day voyage from New York to San Francisco. The 1849 journal describes daily routines, a hurricane, and passing ships. Morrison (built 1832; ship) journal (HDC 1595, SAFR 22220). More...