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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Then and Now

A black and white photo taken in 1937 of the area just east of the Bathhouse building.
Aquatic Park construction, grading around east skylights, San Francisco, Calif., December 7, 1937.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. P088-035.102p (SAFR 17866).
 
A recent color photo (2014) of the area adjacent to the Bathhouse building on the east side.
A view of the same area 77 years later. The photo was taken from the Bathhouse building upper deck on January 2, 2014.
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A black and white photo taken in 1938 showing a WPA construction site.
Aquatic Park construction, San Francisco, Calif., May 13, 1938.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, P88-035.139p (SAFR 17866).
 
A view of a walkway and section of beach in Aquatic Park.
A similar view of the same area 76 years later. This photo was taken from the  Bathhouse building upper deck on January 3, 2014.
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Did You Know?

Fog envelopes San Francisco Bay, leaving only the top of the Golden Gate Bridge visible.

“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Many attribute this phrase to Mark Twain, however the origin is unknown. It is a good thing to remember when visiting San Francisco Maritime during the summer. Don’t forget a coat, as the summer fog keeps temperatures in the city cool.