• 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):

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 view of the long, pointed bowsprint of the schooner THAYER that extends from the bow over the water.

The spar extending from the bow of the 1895 lumber schooner CA THAYER, is 59 feet long, with its rigging weighs 8,500 pounds, and is made of a single piece of Douglas fir. More...