• 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.

The Labors of HERCULES exhibit

The Labors of HERCULES
Celebrating Hercules 100th Anniversary

From June 2007 to Spring 2008 there was an exhibit in the park's visitor center about the history and restoration of the ocean-going steam tug Hercules. If you missed the show you can still see it by opening up the PDF file below.

The file includes photographs of the show and images of the artifacts, ship models, photographs, captions, and text panels.

Enjoy!

Two different size PDF files are available. Please note they are large files and will take time to download.

The Labors of HERCULES (3.5MB, larger file, text is easier to read)
The Labors of HERCULES (2.6MB, smaller file, but text is less sharp)

Did You Know?

The Balclutha, a sailing ship, built in 1886, now resides at Hyde Street Pier.

The resources of San Francisco Maritime NHP include five National Historic Landmark vessels. 1886 square-rigger Balclutha, 1890 steam ferryboat Eureka, 1891 scow schooner Alma, 1895 schooner C.A. Thayer, and 1907 steam tug Hercules. More...