• 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?

The restored lumber schooner CA Thayer at Hyde Street Pier.

The 1895-built lumber schooner C. A. Thayer returned to Hyde Street Pier at San Francisco Maritime NHP in 2007 after an extended dry-docking to rebuild her hull. Twenty percent of her older timbers were saved and the rebuilding of her deckhouses is underway. More...