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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Hyde Street Pier Closed Mondays through Thursdays (July 24 - August 20)

    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 »

Park Planning

The National Park Service has announced the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Extension of F-Line Streetcar Service to Fort Mason Center. The project would lengthen the historic streetcar F-line from Fisherman's Wharf to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (SF Maritime NHP) and on to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), ending at the Fort Mason Center. For more information about the project, including links to the FEIS in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format, please visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/streetcarextension.

 

The National Park Service (NPS) has concluded that it must proceed with the dismantling of the Wapama, a National Historic Landmark wooden ship, because of the vessel's deteriorated condition and hazardous state. This action is pursuant to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park General Management Plan (GMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Record of Decision of October 9, 1997. More information about the action, and the ability to comment online, is available through this link http://parkplanning.nps.gov/wapama

Did You Know?

A white marking painted on the port side of Balclutha with letters and lines.

This "Plimsoll Mark" is painted on the port side of Balclutha and named for Samuel Plimsoll, an Englishman who fought to pass the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876. Before this law, many ships were dangerously overloaded and many sank. These “coffin ships” claimed the lives of many sailors. More...