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Pacific Northwest Singers to Perform Aboard 1886 Sailing Ship BALCLUTHA

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Date: October 31, 2011
Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7049

NOTED PACIFIC NORTHWEST SINGERS HANK CRAMER AND BRIAN MASKEW TO PERFORM CONCERT ABOARD 1886 SAILING SHIP BALCLUTHA

When: Saturday, November 5, 2011, 3:00-4:30pm.

Where: Aboard the historic ship Balclutha, berthed at Hyde Street Pier on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.

Cost: Adults, $5. Ages 15 and under, free. Free with national park passes. No advance reservations. Tickets available at Hyde Street Pier ticket booth, located halfway along Hyde Street Pier. Pier hours: Daily, 9:30am-5:00pm.

Hank Cramer and Brian Maskew are outstanding chantey singers, on tour from Washington State. Join us for a concert of traditional songs of the sea - songs of sailors and fishermen, of pirates and plunderers, of oarsmen and stevedores, and of seafaring communities. These songs link us with our maritime past in a compelling way. Experience authentic renditions of sea music at its finest in this unique waterfront setting. Information: 415-447-5000.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of a baby girl, Inda-Francis, who was born on the Balclutha.

See the captain’s quarters on the square-rigged ship Balclutha where Inda-Francis Durkee was born at sea, during a voyage from Calcutta, India, to San Francisco. She was the daughter of Captain and Mrs. Alice Durkee. Alfred Durkee was master of the Balclutha from 1894-1899. More...