CELEBRATE KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY AT SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7049
On Saturday, June 11, 10am-4pm, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will present its 2nd annual celebration of King Kamehameha Day, with afternoon performances of traditional Hawaiian music, a documentary film showing, and ranger-led presentations on Balclutha's history, including her two years sailing under the Hawaiian flag. Ships admission fees apply for Balclutha talks: Adults, $5. Ages 15 and under, Free. Free with national park passes.
Did You Know?
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...