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):
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?
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...