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

    San Francisco Maritime

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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?

A boy holding a bucket and feeding chickens on the deck of a lumber schooner.

Children also went to sea with their families. Here a boy feeds the chickens standing on a load of lumber stowed on the deck of a lumber schooner. More...