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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Fathom This November 2012 Newsletter

FATHOM THIS!
The monthly newsletter from
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

November, 2012
Issue # 53

Peter Kasin
Park Ranger, Interpretation Division
Newsletter editor / writer

IN THIS ISSUE:
ALMA CONCLUDES SAILING SEASON, NOVEMBER 17
"EMERGING PERFORMERS" SEA MUSIC CONCERT
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE FOR COMMENT ON AQUATIC PARK PROMENADE REHABILITATION
LINKS

Welcome to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and to November in our fair city. The fleet of historic vessels berthed at Hyde Street Pier, the Visitor Center with its multimedia exhibit on our waterfront's history, the Maritime Museum with it restored WPA-era artwork, and the Maritime Library are all open for you to visit and explore your maritime heritage. To find out more, and to see all the programs we have to offer, please visit the websites listed in the links at the end of this newsletter.

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ALMA CONCLUDES SAILING SEASON, NOVEMBER 17
Saturday, November 17. from Hyde Street Pier. Cost; Adults, $40, ages 62 and over, $30. Ages 6-15, $20, 5 and under, free. reservations; 415-447-5000. Pick up tickets from Hyde Street Pier ticket booth by noon. Meets 12;30, boat departs 1:00 sharp.
This year's Alma sailing season has one more public sail on her schedule. Take a 3-hour sail around the Bay on this historic 1891 scow schooner. Haul on lines to set sail, enjoy the spectacular views, and take in ranger-led talks on San Francisco's maritime history.

"EMERGING PERFORMERS" SEA MUSIC CONCERT
Saturday, November 17, 8pm, onboard Balclutha. Tickets: $14 general, $12 members.* Tickets: 415-561-6662, ext. 16, or email: events@maritime.org. Tickets also available night of concert at Hyde Street Pier entrance, beginning 7;00pm. Web page: http://www.nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/seamusicconcerts2012.htm
The 24th annual Sea Music Concert Series concludes with a performance showcasing a new, young generation of singers and instrumentalists. The concert features the new four-member sea music band Month's Advance, the new Irish music trio The Jammy Dodgers, and solo singers Jeremy Friedenthal and Miriam Rubenson. Experience some of the finest performers of traditional music in this unique setting, aboard the historic 1886 Glasgow-built square rigged ship Balclutha. Wheelchair accessible.

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE FOR COMMENT ON AQUATIC PARK PROMENADE REHABILITATION
Thursday, December 6, 4-7pm in the Maritime Museum, 900 Beach Street, foot of Polk Street. Information; 415-561-7006.
The park will be holding a special open house to gather comments about rehabilitation options for the Aquatic Park Promenade. Park cultural resource staff will be on hand to provide historical context for this significant WPA-era structure with photos and drawings from the museum collection.

The Promenade once connected the waterfront's State Belt Railroad to Fort Mason and the Presidio (through the Fort Mason tunnel). The track bed and sidewalk were built over sand, and subsidence has caused cracking and lost pavement. The Promenade surface has been patched and filled many times, but without repair of underlying elements of the structure, the problem will continue.

The park is seeking a solution that supports both long-term preservation and safe public use, and wants to hear comments and suggestions. You can learn more by writing to: Promenade Project, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Fort Mason Center, Bldg. E, San Francisco, CA 94123, or by emailing SAFR_Planning@nps.gov. The park also has a page on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment site at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/promenadepavement where you can read more, and leave comments online.

LINKS
http://www.nps.gov/safr/ San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

http://www.maritime.org San Francisco Maritime National Park Association, the park's nonprofit member-supported cooperating association.

http://www.library.nps.gov The Maritime Library's catalog.

http://www.museum.nps.gov/Parkindex.aspx The Maritime Museum catalog records.

http://www.fullfathomcollections.blogspot.com Maritime library and Collections blog.

http://www.maritimelibraryfriends.org Friends of the Maritime Museum Library, the park library's nonprofit member-supported cooperating association.

http://www.hydestreetlivinghistory.org The park living History Program's volunteer created and supported website.

http://www.parkplanning.nps.gov/promenadepavement NPS planning, Environment, and Public Comment site re: promenade rehabilitation.

http://www.corsair-viking.org The San Francisco Sea Scouts, the park's neighboring partner in Aquatic Park.

http://www.weplayers.org Theatre Company and the park's newest partner.

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