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23rd Annual Sea Music Concert Series: Maritime History Comes Alive Through Concerts Featuring Leading Performers

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Date: September 28, 2011
Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7049

Experience the driving rhythms of chanteys and the beauty of seafaring ballads from the wooden decks of the historic sailing ship Balclutha, berthed at Hyde Street Pier on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Join the park in its 23rd year of presenting sea music's outstanding performers.

All concerts begin 8pm. Tickets: $14 general, $12 members. $24 for both concerts. Tickets available at www.maritime.org, or by calling 415-561-6662, or in person at The Maritime Store, 2905 Hyde Street, at the entrance to Hyde Street Pier.

Saturday, October 15, 8pm. DAVID COFFIN.

Saturday, November 19, 8pm. HOLDSTOCK AND MACLEOD.

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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman's Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, visitor center, Aquatic Park Historic District, and library. For more information about the park, or its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/safr.

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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.