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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

How to help

Rounding and backing a text block before binding the book

Bookbinding and the Care of Books by Douglas Cockerell, 1912.

Volunteering with collections is one of the many ways to support your park. To learn more, contact the Park's volunteer office.

Are you taking related courses in librarianship, museum studies, or preservation? Be sure to ask about internship opportunities.

 
Woman sewing text block on a sewing frame

Cockerell, 1912.

Other ways to help include joining our cooperating associations.

We also welcome donations of books, photographs, and collections to the Park--please consult our Museum Collections FAQ to learn more.

Did You Know?

The stern of the THAYER showing two rectangular-shaped openings.

Loading ports are small, watertight doors in a ship's hull that lead directly into the hold. Lumber could be more easily loaded into the hold through these ports rather than through the smaller hatches on the deck. These ports had to be caulked shut before the ship put to sea. More...