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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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    For public safety, Hyde Street Pier will be closed mid-pier Mondays - Thursdays from July 24 - August 20 during replacement of Eureka's mooring piles. There is no access to the historic ships. The visitor center, Maritime Museum & Aquatic Park are open. More »

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?

Balclutha moored at the pier with a modern container ship passing behind her.

A modern container ship slips behind Balclutha on its way to port. Ocean routes are still the major highways of the world. Balclutha, moored at San Francisco Maritime NHP, was an ocean-going cargo ship for 43 years, between 1886 and 1929.